It’s very exciting to announce the debut exhibition of National Geographic multi-award winning travel and documentary photographer Yasmin Mund, in association with Head On Photo Festival 2017.
After traveling far and wide in 2015, Sydney based photographer Yasmin Mund was captivated by the scenery of Agay, a small village in the South of France, situated between St Tropez and Cannes on the Cote d’Azur. The Hôtel Hôtel series was taken over three weeks of summer in 2015, and it showcases the coastal life and landscape of this quaint little town on the Mediterranean Sea.
During her time in the small village Yasmin observed the subtle changes in the scenery. In her own words she states: “One morning, I witnessed a man taking down a hotel sign, letter by letter, from one of the many hotels situated on the beachfront. This was a hotel that I had already photographed, and this visual development in the physical environment sparked an internal conversation of change in my surroundings”.
As a photographer, Yasmin felt a duty to photograph what stood out to her in the landscape. To see that change in action right before her eyes brought new meaning to her documentary work. It is this idea of change that sits at the heart of this landscape series ‘Hôtel Hôtel’.
Visually, Hôtel Hôtel is true to the photographer’s style; full of colour with a lightness and brightness. Symmetric and balanced composition features throughout, and with a colour palette that recollects 70’s pop art the series is eye-catchingly delicious.
Prints will be sold in limited editions HERE, with 10% going to a Kaarmic Education photography program for girls in rural India. Yasmin has been involved with Kaarmic Education for the past three years; writing the photography curriculum, training local teachers and facilitating the program across five locations in Telangana, India.
Listen to Yasmin's HÔTEL HÔTEL interview on Sydney's FBi Radio Culture Guide live to air on Monday 8th May 2017 below!