Archive, Lectures

Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg


“Unconcerned but not Indifferent” 


Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are artists living and working in London. Together they have had numerous international exhibitions. Chanarin and Broomberg presented an overview of their remarkable photo-based practice, from Colors Magazine — where they were the Creative Editors and principal photographers from 2000-2002 — including the more recent The Day Nobody Died and Afterlife series. They showed us some of their new work as well, including “Unconcerned but not Indifferent,” a project they have just started working on in Belfast, where they are exploring a photographic archive using archeological techniques. The archive documents the years of the Troubles from the perspective of local community photographers and, they say, “is really curious.” They write about the image below, from the archive:


“In West Belfast during the troubles everything was contested, including the archive. Often times people caught on camera would come into the Belfast Exposed office and eliminate themselves on the contact strips, as is the case here.”

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