2021-12-23 FOCUS ON | Annabel Elgar

During the period 17-31decembre 2021 Malmö fotobiennal will focus on one of the selected artist on each day.
The photographers/artists are all included in the curated exhibition: UTOPIA | A NOWHERE LAND

We are pleased to welcome Annabel Elgar in Malmö Fotobiennal 2021. ‘Noon in the Desert’, Elgar’s photo serie is about the nuclear weapons test site in the Nevada desert. What was central to the atomic bomb tests of the 1950s was how they became emblematic of a nuclear optimism within the  public consciousness. A. Elgar is interested in how the forensic use of the miniature subverts the innocence of the doll’s house aesthetic, in order to recreate complex histories.

‘Noon in the Desert’, Elgar’s photo book was shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award at Arles 2019 and also for the FUAM Dummy Book Award 2019 at the Istanbul Photo Book Festival.

Annabel Elgar is a photographic artist based in London. She was one of eight nominees for the Prix Elysée 2014-2015 with her project ‘Cheating the Moon’, which was shown at the Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne in Spring 2015. She has an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art and her work has featured in numerous international exhibitions and publications throughout Europe and North America.

Annabel Elgar is recreating space. From archival photography to interior and exteriors in miniature scale.

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