John Hughes Devlin
The sites I choose to photograph could be part of any post-industrial city. I focus on spaces that seem mundane, the kind of spaces overlooked in any conventional search for visual beauty; my work concerns the skin of the city, its flaws and scars. I am interested in the post-industrial residue of earlier times, signs of a collective forgetting. I believe that by illuminating such fading geography, the past is allowed to revisit the present and to allude to some kind of future. Often the places I photograph are non-places; in-between places where history is preserved behind bricked-up windows. My work seeks to draw attention back to this disappearing every-day landscape, to illustrate the depth behind the ordinary, to liberate the familiar.
Kristina Bengtsson • Saskia Coulson • Lotte Fløe Christensen • Patricia Gibson • Rosalyn Gomersall • John Hughes Devlin • Ross Ireland • Amy J. Barkley • Simen J. Helsvig • Kjetil Karlsholmen • Gavin Maitland • Salome Oggenfuss • Katherine Rose • Colin Tennant • Jessica Wicker • Alan Williams • Ruth Wismayer •