Alan Meades and Karen Shepherdson of CCCU’s Centre for Research on Communities & Cultures will be discussing an photographic archive of seaside arcades recently acquired by SEAS Photography.
Burton Gallery, Carey Building, Canterbury Christ Church University, Northwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2WA
8 October 2015 – 7 February 2016
Project by: Dr Karen Shepherdson
My ongoing and long-term photographic project Close to Home attempts to adopt a pers- pective that is at once subjectively ‘at home’ and yet non-subjectively placed at an observational distance. Thro-ugh the medium of instant film (Polaroid) and associated processes such as emulsion lifts and transfers even substantial montages (100 images), remain small and seemingly parochial works. Yet drawing upon the writings of John Piper, Benjamin Britten and more recently Alexandra Harris, I aim to show that with a considered approach, complex layers of meaning in what is ‘close to home’ can be readily and creatively revealed.
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