East London Up Close
"East London Up Close" is fragmented portrait of the area where I live in London. I took proximity to the subject as a guideline throughout my work, intending to convey the energy of the place.
Mimi Mollica is an award winning documentary photographer and multimedia artist whose work explores themes related to urban identities and transformations in society. Mollica’s long-term projects reveal a distinctive dedication that goes beyond the professional aspect of being a photographer.
Mimi published many books including two monographs, Terra Nostra (2017) and East London Up Close (2021).
I like the vibrancy of these images; they are full of life. He depicts people up close and rather intimate, on the streets of London. I like the diversity, the different cultures and ethnicities. I like how you see how people alway have the urge to perform their personal culture and taste; to give meaning to the way they dress-up, to show their identity.