Thursday, 8 November 2012

In My Country

Daniel Stier celebrates the extraordinary diversity of Londoners in this wonderful series, depicting immigrants in their national dress yet in surroundings familiar to them in their adopted city.  For Daniel, such traditional clothing has come to "represent a bastion of cultural resistance and an assertion of identity in a world which thanks to globalisation tends to flatten anything distinctive".  As he correctly asserts, it also lends a timeless quality to these pictures.  The culture clash in each picture is really compelling.  I also get a sense of the great pride each subject conveys dressed in their national costume. Daniel exhibited these at the Stour Space in London earlier in the year.   Daniel Stier

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