In an age of digital technology, remote imaging and the worldwide dissemination of imaging and recording technologies, the question arises whether it is possible for a place to exist that can be characterised as unexplored or beyond the possibilities of mapping.
The photographic works that make up the exhibition Uncharted came out of the Athens Photo Festival’s Open Call. They attempt in a different way to answer the possibility of the existence of an “uncharted land” in today’s world.
Starting from a subjective viewpoint, with imaginative wandering in search of a new world – even in places which at first glance seem familiar – we move on, through the existence of new imaging methods, to the re-mapping of the theoretically known world and essentially to its re-discovery.
Is it possible for photography to deeply explore and “objectively” map a region or place? Or will we always end up with a purely subjective recording?