'Karokoa’: Exhibition from Giulietta Verdon-Roe

Metroprint produces mounted, black and white fibre prints for the new exhibition from London-based documentary photographer and filmmaker which opened at Rich Mix, East London this week.


A new exhibition from London-based documentary photographer and filmmaker Giulietta Verdon-Roe opened this week. Karokoa [to wait until the coming of; the time of] is the result of the photographer’s month-long visit to Kiribati, a remote nation of 33 small islands in the South Pacific.


The low-lying atolls that make up this nation are expected to be one of the first to lose all land territory as a result of rising sea levels and the consequences of climate change.  The fate of the nation and its people hangs poised as plans for its population migration have now started.


Verdon-Roe, renowned for working on long-term social and environmental projects, both at home and abroad documented everyday domestic encounters during her stay on the equator.  Capturing a variety of portraits, landscapes and still life images she bore witness to the culture and everyday lives of the I-Kiribatese people whose current existence is threatened. If there is a single thread to the diversity of the images, it is the attempt to capture and preserve a place on the verge of disappearance.


Metroprint, our online print service was used to produce the mounted, black and white fibre prints for the show that continues until the end of September. 


Rich Mix Mezzanine Gallery 

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation 

35-47 Bethnal Green Road 

London E1 6LA

Exhibitions dates: 5th – 28th September 2014

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 11.00pm; Weekend: 10:00am to 11:00pm

For information about Giulietta Vernon-Roe

For information about the exhibition

To read a BBC News article about the project