Photographer Max Miechowski’s warm and textured documentary portraiture focuses on the oftentimes fraught relationship between people and place. Max uses his work to explore the intricate dynamics between humans and their environment at a time of increasing climate instability and social unrest.
Max's ongoing body of work, Land Loss, sees him tackle themes of time, attachment, and resilience on Britain’s fast-eroding East Coast. Over several years and returning visits, Max explores a community in the liminal space between land and sea. “I expected to find storms, rough seas, ruined houses falling into the waves. A sense of urgency from the people living on the edge of a landscape, where entire towns have been lost to the North Sea. Instead, the land felt still, the waters were calm, and time moved slowly.”
The project went on show with Open Doors Gallery at Photo London 2022, and won Max the Photo London/Nikon Emerging Photographer Award, amongst significant other press.
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