Comprising of found photographs and digital shape collages, each married to phrases and statements appropriated from news articles, press conferences, and social media, the 371-strong series traces the interweaving social, political and ideological arcs of the early phases of the pandemic, the post-Brexit era, and Black Lives Matter, landing squarely on the potency of language.
‘I, like many others, became acutely aware of the landscape in which we were living in, where everything felt amplified,’ says Vora. ‘Clinging to the news for updates, statistics and curves … for me it highlighted the way words and speech have a physical presence, bearing upon us and carrying weight.’
Bindi Vora is an interdisciplinary photographic artist of Kenyan-Indian heritage, associate lecturer at LCC and curator at Autograph, London. She is interested in how ideas of resistance and resilience are influenced by our everyday surroundings. Her practice often combines collage, linguistics, analogue processes, and an archive of found photography procured over the last decade.
Mountain of Salt has been shortlisted for the 2023 Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook First Book Awards.
Perimeter Editions, 2023
h190 x w150 mm
Perimeter Editions, 2023 Bindi Vora
5 in stock