How can photography challenge stereotypes of a well known city? Is it possible to picture the politics of a place? What are the costs and benefits of asking these questions from the position of the outsider?
In this event, Mexican-born photographer Arturo Soto discusses these themes in his work about the British university city of Oxford following the controversial “Brexit” referendum that led to the UK leaving the European Union.
Soto’s work has been published in his book “A Certain Logic of Expectations”, which is described as proposing a counter-narrative of Oxford. Drawing on psycho-goegraphy, and using an interplay of words and text, the work reflects on the contested relationship between visual representation and the history and myths of a particular location.