«This project will not be directly political, but it will have a political context». Photographer Kuba Ryniewicz’s coast-to-coast journey along Hadrian’s Wall is a portrait of the United Kingdom today
Kuba Ryniewicz shooting for Lampoon Issue 24
Hadrian’s Wall is a historical landmark as a border between England and Scotland set during the Roman Empire on this island. Hadrians Wall reflects the current situation in the UK and potentially creating a new border on this small island in the near future. This project will be not directly political but it will have a political context. I am thinking of making this photo project over the course of a few visits to the different parts of the wall as it stretches from sea to sea. It would be a landscape story mixed with portraits of visitors to the site.
Kuba Ryniewicz is a Polish artist based in the North East of England. His work challenges traditional portraiture and travel chronicles to narrate unheard stories in the context of landscape, history, fashion and culture.
He made collaborations with important magazines such as Fantastic Man, Apartamento, and Replica Man.
Photography: Kuba Ryniewicz
Photo assistant:Iliyana Grigorova and Lily Tuteao-Burn
Production: The Dawes Project
Special thanks: Jon Barnett