FotoDocument, in partnership with Southern Railway, launches its inaugural series of photo essays which highlight positive solutions to environmental issues. The photographs are displayed on 40 large panels along the 70 metre east wall inside Brighton Station on a rolling programme over one year. FotoDocument is a unique Brighton-based arts education social enterprise, founded by photographers Nina Emett and Howard Davies, to showcase world-class documentary photography, which they believe has the power to inspire, provoke thought and ultimately to initiate change.
The first exhibition, FotoRenewables, features photographers Murray Ballard and Markel Redondo whose projects focus on renewable energy in the UK and Spain. Murray Ballard, a Brighton-based photographer, documents a mix of renewable technologies currently being developed in the UK including wind, tidal, hydro and solar. Markel Redondo, a Spanish photographer, has documented the solar industry in Spain, a country at the forefront of solar power technology. His photo essay features large-scale desert solar plants, the manufacturing of photovoltaic components and small-scale solar initiatives.
“It’s fantastic to see this exhibition going up in Brighton station, to inspire people for a whole year with beautiful images of positive environmental action from around the world; it fits completely with our vision for a more sustainable city based on One Planet living, so the Council is delighted to be supporting it.” Cllr Pete West, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, Brighton & Hove City Council.
“Brighton Station provides the perfect platform for this creative exhibition and Southern is delighted to be supporting FotoRenewables. Building a sustainable rail network depends on environmental awareness and innovation and what better way to inspire change than through powerful imagery. FotoDocument’s exhibition is a striking and warmly welcomed addition to the station.”Sarah Evans, CSR & Partnership Manager, Southern Railway