Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 | 7 – 10 pm
whitespec at whitespace
Please join us for the opening reception of Latitude 34 featuring photography by Austrian-Moroccan photographer Malika Sqalli in whitespec on Friday, October 5th. Sqalli’s work illuminates the cultural life of cities with a shared characteristic: their position on the thirty-fourth latitude. During a stay in Los Angeles while she was contemplating her next project, Sqalli was surprised to find that Los Angeles falls upon the same latitudinal line (34.02) as her hometown of Rabat, Morocco. Starting in Los Angeles before traveling back east across the United States through Atlanta and back to Morocco, her exploration expanded into something much larger and more substantial. Using the parallel as a metaphor for the human tendency to organize, relate and connect, the scenes and landscapes Sqalli captured demonstrate the commonalities (and distinctions) between the cultures along this latitude. After traveling across the United States, Sqalli continued her journey along latitude 34 through New Zealand, Australia, Japan and China. Latitude 34, Sqalli’s first exhibition in Atlanta, documents this journey.
For more on Latitude 34, check out Malika’s blog where she has been documenting her amazing trip!