24th April 2019 | The list
In another event from our Restless Curiosity series, which celebrates curiosity and endeavour, we heard from self-proclaimed ‘disaster artist’ Maria Lax who gave us an insight into how she went from studying politics to making films and exhibiting her photography around the world.
Much of Lax’s photography features breathtaking landscapes that seem both familiar and unknown, a dichotomy that makes sense when understanding her intention of taking a subject she sees as boring and finding a way to make it interesting.
One particularly poignant series documents the forgotten towns of her native Finland. Melancholic and nostalgic, Lax explains that the photographs are of ‘the people not in frame’.