Inaccessible World
New Photographer Award 2011- Kythera Photographic Encounters, Kythera - GR

Andrea Shkreli's sequence Inaccessible World is the result of a three years - long involvement with the tattoo parlour of Nick and his friends. This is the record of a world literally inaccessible to most people, one whose habits and customs obey different rules. The images arrive unencumbered by captions or explanations.
Some may recall that, beyond the ephemeral fads of fashion, hard-core tattooing is traditionally associated with marginalised social groups, who try in this way to assert dominion over at least their bodies. 
Powerful photographs of claustrophobic , neon-lit world depiced unsentimentally and without condescension.


John Stathatos