Imagining Orwell with Julio Etchart

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Created by Naila Scargill

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

[8.1.2020] 10 years ago, award-winning photojournalist Julio Etchart, inspired by George Orwell’s book, Burmese Days,  followed the thread of the story by documenting the writer’s original locations in present-day Myanmar. Alongside a travelogue, Etchart combined his images with excerpts from the novel, and exhibited the project at the Frontline Club for the launch of one of the annual editions of the Orwell Prize for political writing. Etchart then followed up this visual narrative with inspiration from Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, a quest that took him to Catalonia and Aragon, the main settings of the historical account of those hostilities that were to become a preamble to the Second World War.

The result, Imagining Orwell, is a unique display of images, text and artifacts, and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the writer’s death. Etchart will give a conducted tour, followed by a screening of 1984 and a panel discussion, on 20 January. Tickets cost £5 and can be booked at the Rich Mix box office.

Naila Scargill
About Naila Scargill 283 Articles
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.

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