Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk
2017

Der Aa-kerk

Edmund Clark

SITES OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST (2008)

The title Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) identifies places in the United Kingdom that are deemed to be of special interest owing to botanical, zoological or geographic qualities. There are over six thousand of these locations in the United Kingdom. The formal notification of such a place contains that which is of special scientific interest and a map showing the location’s boundaries. In several cases, these boundaries of the SSSI are literally fenced off. Edmund Clark views taking a photograph as a mirror reflection of this, a new act of classification: the frame of the photograph gives significance to the elements arranged within it, like a cartographic border of an SSSI, and contributes to our visual knowledge.

Biography

Edmund Clark (United Kingdom, 1963) worked as a researcher in London and Brussels before completing a postgraduate degree in Photojournalism at London College of Communication. As well as in Europe, his work has been exhibited in the United States, China and Lebanon. Clark is the author of various books. In 2017, he won the ICP Infinity Award in the category Documentary and Photojournalism.