Radar in association with Loughbrough University, has launched a new phorographic project called Homeland.
Internationally renowned photographer and film maker Mitra Tabrizian (working with Zadoc Nava) has been commissioned by Radar, Loughborough University, to create two new photographic works to be presented on billboards in Loughborough during November.
Shot against the derelict and disused factories of Leicester and Loughborough, Iranian born Tabrizian, pays tribute to the forgotten citizens who helped build what were once major industrial cities.
Titled Leicestershire, 2012, the work features two men, each with a different relationship and personal history to the area. Suleman Nagdi, a Muslim of Indian descent, migrated to Leicestershire in the ‘70s from Zimbabwe and worked in the textile factories for over twenty five years; and British born Dennis Powdrill, an 82 year old who worked for most of his life at a hosiery machine builders in Loughborough.
Tabrizian’s imagery goes beyond the tradition of ‘landscape’ and ‘document’, raising more questions than answers as she attempts to address abstract ideas of cultural and political dislocation, abandonment and disillusion, migration and exile.
HomeLand runs from Monday 12 until Sunday 25 November 2012 at various sites across Loughborough and will be accompanied with talks by Nina Mangalanayagam and Mitra Tabrizian.
For more information visit the Loughborough University Arts