Working predominately with photography, I seek to explore the tentative relationship between the image and the imaged through direct participation with the world around me. I am drawn to the way that subject matter can somehow correlate with the photographic medium itself, thereby involving the viewer in its interpretation. By photographing strangers in the town where I grew up, the project Stranger deals with the tensions between familiarity and otherness. Here the presence of absence is foregrounded in the empty settings of the suburban environment and in the anticipation of the encounter. Note to selection panel: The submitted edit consists of five photographs. The second and third are hung together to form a diptych.
Basil Al-Rawi • Nina Bumbalkova • Xi Chen • Angela YY Cheung • Alessandra Chilà • Vera Dohrenbusch • Neil Harman • Dominic Harris • Eliza Karakitsos • India Lawton • Sara Leigh Lewis • Alvin Lim • Milena Moebius • Andrea C Morley • Raoul Ries • Emma Robinson • Chris Storey • Marta Rovatti Studihrad • Gemma Webb •