In his first solo show at the Saatchi, Edward Jonkler is shifting the gaze to the lost men of Syria.
Having travelled the same route as refugees fleeing the country – from camps in Syria to Europe’s squatty asylum centres – the London-based photojournalist captures how commanding male figures associated with patriarchal stability now find themselves in an elongated state of limbo and displacement having fled the violence of their home nation.
It’s a confrontational narrative that challenges notions of masculinity, while exposing the failures of integration and pushing a narrative for further inclusivity.
The works are shown as part of a series of exhibitions held by The Worldwide Tribe, whose mission is to highlight human issues and leave a legacy of positive, social change. They aim to raise awareness and shift perspectives into a more inclusive, less fear-driven, narrative. Find more information here.
Words by Niall Flynn