Picture preview: Other Worlds


A new art exhibition at the gallery at Flannels department store in Leeds explores the landscape of Russia and former Communist satellites in the post-peristroika era.

Juxtaposing images of beauty and brutality to create a portrait of a world still in flux, the selection of photographs straddles a deep-rooted tradition, the promise of the future and the still visible shadow of the iron curtain.

Despite the diversity of work being exhibited, there is a commonality and a pervading stillness running through the selection, which has a reflective quality. 

Images such as the face at a frozen window (above) tell stories of these other worlds through sensitive, yet bold visual statements.

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Other Worlds, The Gallery at Flannels, Leeds from 17 May to 15 July,