Join Marc Wilson and Anna Nekrasova-Wilson as they launch their new photobook, The Land is Yellow, the Sky is Blue.
“The blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag symbolise the clear blue sky above the fields of wheat that cover our land. In the Ukrainian language, the concept of ‘zemlya’ or ‘land’ has several meanings. It is the territory and the soil cultivated by the hard work of the people. It is the Motherland.” Anna Nekrasova-Wilson, June 2023.
The Land is Yellow, the Sky is Blue, is based around Balakliya, a small village in central Ukraine – the homeland of Anna Nekrovska-Wilson and family. This dual-language book in English and Ukrainian combines the photographs Marc made in this place from 2019-2021 with text written in the shadow of the current war. They are stories filled with dreamy childhood memories and an anxiety shaped by the backdrop of war.
You will have an opportunity to buy a copy of the book from Anna and Marc for £30 at this special launch event. Signed copies will be available for £35, with the additional £5 being donated to a fund set up by Anna and Marc to directly support the community in the village of Balakliya, Ukraine. You will also have the opportunity to donate to this fund on the day.
Booking recommended via Art Tickets, or call the gallery on 01274 737843
Free event, donations welcome.
This event is running as part of our annual Photobook Fair: Sustainability and the Photobook.
Image: © Marc Wilson
Anna Nekrasova-WilsonShe works with international media such as USA TODAY, Die Zeit, The Wall Street Journal, La Repubblica, One Magazine (CNEWA) and independent documentary filmmakers.
She now lives and works in the UK.
(B. 1968, London) Marc Wilson’s studies took him from Sociology to Photography, and he has been taking photographs ever since. His images document the memories, histories and stories set in the landscapes surrounding us. Wilson works on long-term documentary projects. They include 'The Last Stand', 2010-2014, and 'A Wounded Landscape: Bearing Witness to the Holocaust', 2015-2021. He has published 4 photo books to date.
Solo exhibitions include those at Side Gallery, The Royal Armouries Museum, Focal Point Gallery (UK), and Spazio Klien (Italy). Group shows include those at The Photographers Gallery and the Association of Photographers Gallery, London, and internationally at Athens Photo Festival, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His work has been published in numerous journals and magazines, from National Geographic and The British Journal of Photography and Raw Magazine to Wired and Dezeen. www.marcwilson.co.uk