TopTog Webinar - Marko Dutka - At the going down of the sun
The Webinar will be about a photographic project which I started in 2014 and which will be completed in 2018.
During this period Marko has and will be photographing Commonwealth War Graves, Civilian War Graves and a variety of War Memorials throughout the Bristol and South West region. Marko has taken the unusual approach of photographing at night and by so doing I have captured not just the graves but also the subtle indicators of contemporary human existence such as plane and car trails, security spotlights and light pollution all of which are augmented often by moonlight and which also record the passing of time through natural process.
By taking this approach Marko hopes to reveal our un-assumed but intimate relationship with the occupants of these graves and explore the legacy their war deaths have upon our contemporary society.
In September/October/November 2018 the final selection of images will be installed as 25 x 6 foot wide panels throughout Bristol Cathedral and will form the centrepiece of the Cathedral's Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the1st World War.
Marko discussed the conceptual,creative and technical aspects of low light photography and also how the project has been funded and developed through active relationships with sponsors and associated organisations.
The final exhibition will involve Bristol Cathedral, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Living Memory Project, City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council, The Clifton Diocese, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust and Loxley Colour.
Marko Dutka is a professional photographer based in Bath.UK.
He has been a professional photographer for 17 years with the last eight based in a studio that provides images to fashion, portraiture,wedding and commercial clients.