Fotograf Magazine

Andrew Holligan: Flag

Andrew Holligan’s photographs of national flags fluttering in the rural setting of Southern England offer something intriguing, something different for each viewer to make sense of. He works within a 5km radius of his home and, with flag in hand, surreptitiously stakes his territorial claim. 
Looking at the spectacle of flags fluttering outside the United Nations building in New York, we can understand the underlying urge towards world unity that is expressed there, but somehow it is all too polymorphic and abstract for us to truly comprehend. To see these same flags in the context of the English countryside could be considered far more benign – even meditative – and yet this too is perplexing. 

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