GLORIA is proud to present Forty Three by Berlin-based photographer, Alice Connew.
"Forty Three was made during a freezing day in the middle of Berlin’s worst winter in forty-three years. Meanings have evolved as I have spent time with the work; looking, selecting, editing and sequencing.
"This particular day of work—January 2013— began as a momentary, snapshot distraction from the bleakness that had settled into Berlin, and developed into a project about the displacement and loneliness endured when one moves to a new country.
"The protagonist—an armless, child mannequin, found in a disheveled Berlin alleyway—was used first for my own amusement but as the day’s chill persisted, bit by bit he developed into a metaphor for my early experiences of an uncharted city that would become my home.
While I am keep to rebuff the obvious narrative of ‘lonely doll in snow reflects lonely woman in alien city’, I cannot deny that what began as a playful day with a found piece of detritus turned into an expression of unease and isolation. This mood parallels my first six months in Berlin."
Featuring an essay by Emily Cataneo
Photographs and design by Alice Connew
Printed in London by ExWhyZed
Soft cover, 24 pages
9 colour photographs
Buy online at GLORIA Books