Gunta Podiņa’s solo exhibition We are not invisible
Gunta Podiņa’s exhibition We are not invisible brings to our attention various problems encountered by people with visual impairments and depicts their daily lives, which could be a revelation to many viewers. This project encourages empathy and provokes reflection on the lives of others around us, and may even help to transform society’s attitude towards people with visual impairments. The viewers will learn about the changes that have taken place in Strazdumuiža over the years, historic and real events, thus also following the fate of Latvia from the Soviet period up until the present time.
Gunta Podiņa is a documentary photographer from Latvia, currently living and working in Sweden. She has specialised in the field of cultural anthropology. Her documentary projects aim to reveal the reciprocal effect between a person and environment, while simultaneously offering a meaningful commentary on current social and cultural issues. Her projects uncover society’s preconceptions in relation to identity, belonging and social interaction. Gunta Podiņa graduated with MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from University of the Arts, London. She has been participating in international photo exhibitions since 2005 and has won international recognition and awards.
Curator: Maira Dudareva (Latvia)
Organizer: Riga Photography Biennale in collaboration with the Latvian Museum of Photography
Image: Gunta Podiņa, from series We are not invisible