London-based photographer Giles Price’s work explores the social impact of cultural, environmental and political phenomena. Through landscape images and portraiture, he often shoots in series, exploring how both mediums relate to each other. He is also interested in how new forms of technology can be used for effective visual storytelling.
Price has BA Hons in Photographic Studies from the University of Derby, UK.
He won second prize in the 2013 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London. His photographs are held in the permanent collections at National Portrait Gallery and Imperial War Museum in London.
Restricted Residence by Giles Price examines the relocation of Japanese citizens to Namie and Iitate, two towns exposed to extreme radioactivity following the catastrophic leak at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Restricted Residence employs thermal technology often used in medicine and surveying, to render the everyday landscapes of Namie and Iitate surreal and inverted. With an accompanying essay by environmental writer Fred Pearce, Restricted Residence attempts to illustrate the hidden stresses on those affected by the nuclear disaster.
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