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SIMON NORFOLK AT THE ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2011
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We are proud to support this year’s Athens Photo Festival (APhF:11), organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, and invite you to a wide range of solo and group exhibitions by international and Greek artists and a variety of parallel events taking place all over Athens.

As part of APhF:11, we are delighted to invite acclaimed photographerSimon Norfolk to Athens to conduct a four-day intensive practice-oriented photography workshop (upon application) and present his new exhibition, Burke+Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan.

SIMON NORFOLK
Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over the last ten years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word ‘battlefield’ in all its forms. As such, he has photographed in some of the world’s worst war zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or test launches of nuclear missiles. He has been described by one critic as ‘the leading documentary photographer of our time.’

Simon Norfolk was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but now lives and works in Brighton, on the south coast of England. He has won numerous international prizes including the Infinity Award from ICP, a World Press Award and Les Prixe Dialogue at Les Recontres d΄Arles. His work has been collected by many museums including LACMA, The Getty, and SFMoMA.

For further information about the festival, please visit:
www.photofestival.hcp.gr/index.php

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