Lethe is an exploratory project of a landscapes identity and relation to its human history. The series follows the course of a river in England as it flows through natural, rural, and urban areas and transforms with them. The sequence of images is accompanied by writings that open a dialogue on the authenticity of history, our limited human perception, and the relation of rivers to time, change, and transience. The images themselves jump between multiple gazes, considering objects and spaces in no unitary way, reflecting the many ways we can perceive and feel all at once. The series takes its name from the Greek word for oblivion, a river of Hades where the dead could drink to forget their lives.
Jakub Bachleda-Wala • Emma Booth • Sasha Hare • Louie Morris • Jessica Owen •