"@earth" is as revolutionary in form as it is in content. It contains no words: instead it tells its story in the universal language of photomontage, long the favoured medium of radical artists. Peter Kennard is one such, whose work has consistently questioned power structures and injustice, from his anti-nuclear works of the 1980s to his powerful works in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "@earth" is a photo-essay in seven chapters, combining new works, made together with Tarek Salhany, with iconic images from throughout Kennard's 40-year career. In turn challenging, shocking, unsettling and poignant, "@earth" makes a powerful statement about the impending eco-crisis, the arms race and the injustices of the power structures dominating today's world.
Peter Kennard was born in London in 1949. His work is known internationally, through exposure in galleries, museums, on the streets, in newspapers, magazines, books and on television. He is senior tutor in photography at the Royal College of Art and his work is in many major collections, including Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the National Media Museum, Bradford and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.