Martin Cole

Waiting for the Return of Giants is a series of images created in Palermo; it comprises the practice-based outcome of Martin Cole’s ongoing PhD research in Photography at the University of Plymouth.

He notes: “I wanted to investigate the notion of a ‘Baroque Space’ created by architecture and realised in the urban environment. I am interested in the way in which these locations might be a major component in creating alternative versions of a European modernity.

This is a metaphor for Palermo – a place of hidden histories both ancient and modern – and a comment on photography’s unreliable relationship to a true reality.”