Overview participating exhibitions
In 2011, riots broke out across London and other English cities after police brutality resulted in the loss of a life. Months later, the London police were still distributing flyers featuring the faces of the youths allegedly involved in the riots. Although we know nothing about the persons on the flyers, Daniel Mayrit believes that we presume they are guilty because they were captured on surveillance cameras. Mayrit appropriated this very same visual language in order to portray the top one hundred most powerful people in the City, the financial heart of London. Many people hold them responsible for the economic crisis, yet they are still able to go through life in a comfortable anonymity. As is the case with the youths, we don’t know whether or not the people in Mayrit’s photographs are guilty or not.
Daniel Mayrit (Spain, 1985) studied Media Science at the Complutense University in Madrid and at the University of Copenhagen, followed by Photography studies at the University of Westminster in London and at the EFTI in Madrid. Earlier this year, PhotoEspaña nominated his book You Haven’t Seen Their Faces for the ‘Best Photobook of the Year’.