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In 2010, the photographer John Perivolaris was commissioned to undertake a month-long journey by train, ship, and aeroplane from Manchester and London, in the UK, via Calais, Paris and Marseilles, in France, to Algiers and Annaba, in Algeria. This book collects the photographs made and found during this journey and also includes some of the postcards Perivolaris sent home. The work collected here was exhibited as part of the New Cartographies exhibition at Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, between April-June 2011.
Born in Montreal of Greek parents, brought up in London, degrees in Spanish and Latin American Studies, digitized and dislocated, I am in a constant state of existential, visual, and linguistic translation. Wandering through cities where I don't even know my cellphone number, art offers a way of gathering myself together.