Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary brings together the work of seven contemporary photographers whose imagery evokes the mysteriousness and uncanniness of everyday life. Though rooted in different realities, a thread of magical realism runs through each photographer’s work: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Miho Kajioka, Paul Cupido, Pentti Sammallahti, Raúl Cañibano, Tamas Dezso, and Vasantha Yogananthan combine documentary and narrative styles.


The merging of present and past, use of unusual perspective, and juxtaposition of unlike things, are just some of the tools employed by these photographers to explore the strangeness and incongruousness of existence. By focusing on such devices, instead of inserting fantastical or made-up elements, these artists create images that are both curious and familiar, grounded in that which can be universally understood.


Whilst the term magical realism was originally coined in relation to literature, photography’s paradoxical ability to represent truth and create fiction makes it the ideal medium to explore this theme. These images are intended to be simultaneously believed and disbelieved.


 All works are available for purchase. Please get in touch for further information on printsales@tpg.org.uk / +44 (0)20 7087 9300