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21 May to 22 May, 2021


Wheelchair access. Visual artwork.

In March 2021, photographer Tommy Sussex launched an international open call for photographic submissions. The project brief asked contemporary photographers to interrogate group activities and the phenomenon of crowds and mass gatherings in the age of social distancing. This theme has a new relevance due to the Covid19 virus and its impact on our lives. The images submitted may have been taken before and during the Pandemic.

The resulting photographs are a blend of documentary photographs and more metaphoric shots that engage with, reflect on and ruminate around the human phenomenon of mass group activities during a global Pandemic.

Mass Energy Zine and the upcoming exhibition in Peckham, London, offers a newly created community of contributing photographers and future audiences the opportunity to live vicariously through the images or protests, raves, sporting events and religious ceremonies. Some images have a resulting nostalgia or raise potential concerns about health issues as a result of Covid19 and our proximity to others.

The lives of today’s youth have been drastically affected by the Pandemic, and all profits from Mass Energy Zine and Exhibition will be donated to UK’s leading mental health charity for young people. This project will culminate in a physical exhibition in collaboration with Bibliotecha_Kyiv. This event will take place mid-late May in Peckham, London, when social distancing restrictions are lifted.

I want to thank all participating photographers for sending work and being a part of this initiative. This project would not have been possible without you.

Kindest regards

Tommy Sussex Mass Energy Curator & Designer @TOMMY_SUSSEX

Copies: 150, Size: A5 , 64 sides, Staple portrait. Paper: 135 gsm paper Recycled Uncoated. Printing: Throughout colour. Cover (4 additional printed pages) Paper: 170 gsm paper , Silk Printing.