Simon Norfolk. Time TakenWall Street Journal August 3, 2015
Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce Simon Norfolk’s third exhibition of photographs with the gallery, Time Taken, a poetic tracing of time on the war-torn landscape of Afghanistan.
Between 2013 and 2014 Simon Norfolk visited the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan, an area of the country once famous for its 170 foot tall Buddhas and more so now for their demise at the hands of the Taliban in 2001. Setting up his camera at over a dozen locations over a twelve-month period, Norfolk looked to depict the slow, silent release of the seasons in ‘a year long un-blinking honesty.’
Simon Norfolk's changing seasonsTelegraph Luxury August 3, 2015
The photographer captured the same spots in Afghanistan over the space of a year to chart the shifting landscape
Simon Norfolk: Time TakenSarah Emily Gilbert, Urban Agenda, NYC July 28, 2015
The London-based Michael Hoppen Gallery announces esteemed photographer, Simon Norfolk’s third exhibition of photography from August 3rd – September 8th.
TIME: Discover an Enduring Afghanistan Through Its LandscapeLucia De Stefani, TIME magazine, online July 28, 2015
Afghanistan is a country Simon Norfolk knows well. Since his first visit in 2001, he has returned to the rugged slopes of its snowcapped mountains and gritty valleys at least a dozen times, first in 2002 to depict the ruins of its war-torn towns (Afghanistan: chronotopia) and then again in 2010, to create a series mirroring the earlier work of Victorian photographer John Burke with a modern perspective (Burke + Norfolk).
In Pictures: Bamiyan valley, AfghanistanBBC worldwide July 27, 2015
Simon Norfolk: Time Taken at Michael Hoppen Gallery, LondonAesthetica Magazine July 22, 2015
Multi award-winning photographer Simon Norfolk holds his third exhibition with Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, late this summer, showing images taken between 2013 and 2014 in the war-torn Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan. Once known for the immense 170 foot standing Buddhas carved into its cliff faces, the region has been destroyed in conflict with the Taliban.