Image credit: Installation view, MacDonaldStrand, No More Flags, Latrobe Regional Gallery, 2024.
No More Flags
12 February – 26 May 2024
Working collectively as MacDonaldStrand, Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald make work in response to photographic history, politics and practice.
No More Flags is an ongoing project made up of photographs of extreme right-wing marches in the UK and USA. In each image, the flags have been crudely removed from the images to withdraw the asserted legitimacy of these marches as being for the benefit of national identity. By taking the flags away from these nationalists, MacDonaldStrand remove the symbols that they rely on to spread their message. The resulting images show remarkably similar protagonists marching with blank flags, raising questions about the type of society we want to be promoting and striving for.
No More Flags by MacDonaldStrand is presented in partnership with PHOTO Australia and is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.