Courtesy Yazan Al-Khalili


Dates: 17 – 25 April 2008
Venue: Delfina Foundation

Urban and suburban areas­­ are full of ambiguous spaces, where the relationship between architecture and the environment is not one of obvious harmony, where the space feels unresolved or unsettling. Working with the urban environment as a landscape, Yazan Al-Khalili’s exhibition, Margins (work in progress), captures the emergent morphology of the city, whilst providing focus for the undefined, transitional spaces, which lie in-between two conurbations.

As part of Margins, Urban Impressions includes an open and intimate discussion between researcher and photographer Paul Halliday (Goldsmiths University), visual artist Leo Asemota and Yazan Al-Khalili. Exploring the contemporary challenges of street photography, Urban Impressions reflects upon the construction of personal narratives of urban space through the photographic lens, whilst assessing the possibilities offered by the medium.