East London Up Close
by Mimì Mollica
East London Up Close is a collection of snaps taken between 2014 and the start of the pandemic. Sicilian photographer Mimi Mollica turned his lens from documenting the effect of the mafia on his native Sicily to recording the everyday street life of East London, which he’s called home for more than 20 years. His photographs suggest “a crocus of hope”: the artful chaos of everyday interaction will be there when that mob of people re-emerge onto the streets of London – and elsewhere – blinking in the for-now-unfamiliar light of freedom.
Mimi Mollica (Palermo, 1975) is an award winning documentary photographer and multimedia artist whose work examines themes relating to identity, migration and the impacts of social change.
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