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ATLANTUS

Martin Toft

2014 - 2015

New Jersey, United States

Atlantus is a transoceanic photography project between Martin Toft and Gareth Syvret at Archisle: the Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive on the Island of Jersey. Prompted in part by the 350th anniversary in 2014 of Sir George Carteret naming of the State of New Jersey, USA after Jersey his island home in 1664, the project asks how two places that share a name on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean perceive each other within archives and cultural memory? In five stories that respond through image and text to the people, politics, landscapes, industries and identities of these places the Atlantus Project connects memories, archives and imagined lands on opposite sides of the Atlantic world through contemporary visual discourse. Atlantus is a transoceanic narrative in which estranged lands of incomparable scale come together in poetic gestures that ask: what’s in a name?

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  • Osmond Simon in his dining room at Westways, Le Mont Rossignol, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands.5 April 2014.

  • Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey, United States, 30 July 2014

  • Youths at Plemont Bay, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 29 June 2014

  • The Palms, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 14 August 2014

  • Ted Johnson, Johnson’s Farm, Stockton, New Jersey, United States, 21 August 2014

  • Captain’s Uniform, Martin Willing, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands, 31 May 2014

  • Aircraft taking off from Jersey Airport flying west over St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey. 22 March 2014.

  • Daniel and Junior, Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, 25 July 2014

  • Bayway Refinery, Linden and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, 25 July 2014

  • HMS Iron Duke, Corbiere, St Brelade, Jersey, 20 June, 2014.

  • Chapel Beach Club, Sea Bright, New Jersey, United States, 31 July 2014

  • Tamika Tolliver, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States, 1 August 2014

  • Belmar Mansion, New Jersey, United States, 4 Aug 2014

  • The Heenans, Stone Harbor, New Jersey, United States, 10 Aug 2014

  • Sister James Dolores, Villa Maria by the Sea Convent, Stone Harbor, New Jersey, United States, 13 Aug 2014.

  • Bryan Le Brocq, retired Herdsman, Middlewood Farm, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands, 7 May 2014

  • Bryan in America in the 1960s, Middlewood Farm, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands, 7 May 2014

  • Jersey Calf, Goodlands, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 27 May 2014

  • Linda Lee Wagner (née Harrison), Triple-Lee Jerseys, Hamlin, Pennsylvania, United States. 22 August 2014.

  • Karl Kukk, Horsetrainer, St Ouen Bay, Channel Islands, 5 October 2014

  • Black Horse, Stag Hill Road, Houvenkopf Mountain, Mahwah, New Jersey, United States, 25 August 2014

  • First Race Easter Monday, Jersey Race Course, Les Landes, St Ouen, Jersey. 21 April 2014.

  • Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, United States, 7 Aug 2014

  • Rocksteady’s 7th Birthday Liberation Party, Watersplash, Liberation Day, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 9 May 2014

  • The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, 9 August 2014

  • Sandy Hook, New Jersey, United States, 26 December 2014

  • Accommodation Block, Pontins Holiday Camp, Plèmont Bay, St Ouen, Jersey. 5 Feb 2015.

  • Taye Le Monnier, Miss Jersey Battle of Flowers 2013, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 8 April 2014

  • Polar Bear Plunge, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States, 1 January 2015

  • Justin Fearon, Gouldtown, New Jersey, United States, 16 August 2014

  • Sir George Carteret, St Ouen’s Manor, Jersey, Channel Islands, 7 April 2014.

  • Daniel J. Rieman, Mayor of the Borough of Carteret, Mayor’s Office, Carteret, New Jersey, United States, 28 July 2014

  • Boardwalk, Wildwood, New Jersey, United States, 10 Aug 2014

  • Alice De La Haye (‘Midge’), St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 17 April 2014

  • Laundry (farm workers accommodation), Le Rondin, St Mary, Jersey, Channel Islands, 6 April 2014

  • Worship, St Ouens Church, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 6 April 2014

  • Carteret Abattoir, Carteret, New Jersey, United States, 27 July 2014

  • Westside, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States, 2 August 2014

  • Artlantic Wonder Park, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, 8 August 2014

  • Saddam Hussein, National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt, New Jersey, United States, 4 Aug 2014

  • Joan and Don Syvret-Thompson, St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, 10 May 2014

  • Vernon Le Brocq, Retired Fisherman, Grève de Lecq, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands, 27 May 2014

  • Jamie Bottoms, The Lobster House, Cape May Harbor, New Jersey, United States, 11 Aug 2014

  • La Maison des Pres, St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, 5 June, 2014

  • Boulder and Debris (after Superstorm Sandy), Deal, New Jersey, United States, 2 January 2015


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