BRITISH: a photography exhibition that explores the multi-cultural nature of British identity

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Commissioned by fashion designer Walé Adeyemi to celebrate the multiculturalism of British identity as inspired by the designer's iconic 'British' t-shirt brand - BRITISH is a photography series created by award winning photographer and filmmaker - Zadoc Nava. The series of compelling portraits are are purposely shot in geographically ambiguous locations  to reflect the diverse nature of contemporary British society.

The un-staged photographs possess a deliberate implication of narrative, as if the people photographed are characters in an imaginary film; expressions and body language allude to real life stories and experiences, unspoken fears and desires.

Specifically capturing is the unified and permeating pensive and melancholy mood conveyed by each photographed subject who appear lost in contemplation or in a world of their own with some defiantly, fiercely, surprisingly and unawarely returning the photographer's gaze.

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Photography by Zadoc Nava - BRITISH exhibition

Photography by Zadoc Nava - BRITISH exhibition

Photography by Zadoc Nava - BRITISH exhibition

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USEFUL LINKS

www.b-sidebywale.com

www.zadocnava.com

Photo source: Jobey - lightdojo.tumblr.com