2008

Brigty Gidey
An Island Between Lighthouses


“An Island Between Lighthouses” questions the concept of time and space. This series was shot on one of the islands of the northern coast of The Netherlands. This island is perceived to be a monument of nature and has 900 inhabitants as well. Gidey uses night photography to experiment extending the day into the night such that the boundaries between night and day are blurred.

About the Artist
After studying hydrographic engineering, Brigty Gidey attended the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In 2003 she went to her fatherland Eritrea to document the border conflict with Ethiopia. Her works are inspired by Lucebert’s writings on photography and Muybridge’s experiments with film. Gridey is now a photographer based in Amsterdam.