Certain photo events encourage subjects to pose and present themselves to the camera's eye in a bizarre state of awkwardness and forced happiness. Since its birth, photography has grappled with the notion of the document, of representing truth. Paired with the advent of the Eastman Kodak Company, holiday photography took on a role to document life's happy moments. Certain occasions, such as the holiday became moments worth photographing; they became 'Kodak moments'. A code of conduct emerged for how and when to photograph and indeed how to be photographed too. These re-creations from my mother's childhood holidays peculiarise an expected form of picture taking.
Jenny Anderson • Stuart Armit • Tom Barker • Jonathan Carson • Emma Dawn Coote • Kirstin Cunningham • Felix Davey • James Fortune • Robyn-Leigh Gibson • Catriona Hoon • Roddy McIntosh • Kelly Neilson • Lyndsey Norton • Gillian Nugent • Nick Paton • Louise Robinson • Chloe Thompson •