May 24, 2018 - June 24, 2018 - University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Ipswich

Photograd is THE portal for photography graduates from UK-based courses.  Photograd showcases the photography of graduates, old and new, and creates opportunities to promote and support their work.

A selection of the Photograd community come together for PhotoEast 2018 to present work around the festival’s theme of ‘Belonging’. The Photograd exhibition will be on display in the University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building for the duration of PhotoEast. Come along to see the work and meet Photograd on Saturday 26th May at 1pm in the Waterfront Building corridor.

Norwich University of the Arts graduate Karim Skalli presents an image here from the series ‘Third Space’.

“This project explores my identity and mixed cultural heritage through a series of photographs, archival images and video stills. As the son of an English mother and a Moroccan father, the project attempts to show the coming together of cultures, the conflicts and juxtaposition created through merging English and Moroccan culture and the influence of this on my identity. The work ponders my western outsider gaze, my ‘cast on’ view of my father’s homeland whilst at the same time acknowledging my own sense of never being fully British. The images are an intuitive response to two cities in which we have homes; Hull and Fez, reflected upon through a lens of Post-Colonial Discourse and the critical discourse surrounding identity.”

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© Karim Skalli