Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Brighton in the Corona Age

  • Photographer
    Eva Kalpadaki
  • Image Location
    United Kingdom
  • Credit
    Eva Kalpadaki

Brighton, a city in the South East coast of England, is righteously called ‘London by the Sea’, as it is buzzing with life, diversity and colour. Brighton centre with its famous North Laines, is usually a very busy place, especially on Saturdays, when most of these photographs were taken. During the corona virus lockdown, these streets have been transformed into non places of transitional nature where, people walk through only when necessary, raising questions about the age we live in and that nothing is given and permanent despite the advancements of technology and medicine.

I was born in Greece. After I was awarded a Greek State Foundation scholarship I moved to UK to complete a PhD in Arts and Communication at UCA. i am a qualified teacher holding a PGCE teaching certificate from the University of Brighton. I am currently based in Brighton working as a fine art photographer and photography tutor. In my artistic practice I am using the photographic to question the nature of photography and to cause a tension in what we are looking at.I was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition among numerous solo and group shows.

Awards 2012 Selected for the Central Exhibition ‘ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY’, KAUNAS PHOTO 2012
2012 Selected for the Cork Street Open Exhibition 2012
2011 ipa (International Photography Awards) 2011, Honourable Mention in the CityScapes Category
2011 ipa (International Photography Awards) 2011, Honourable Mention in the Abstract Category
2008 Selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibitions in Liverpool and London
2006 UCA Research bursary for the last year of my PhD research 2006/2007
2003 Greek State Foundation scholarship for my PhD in Photography for the period 2003-2006