The Family Album Observed
As a photographer, my work is an act of observation of my family album in an attempt to uncover or interrogate similarities and coincidences in outward appearances. Various personal archives are brought together to create a link between the past and present as a way to express a family nucleus now engulfed by loss and absence. The Family Album Observed explores the relationship between family members represented by snapshots from the past and their present day equivalent, arranged alongside my own photographs. Through this process, the uncovering of repetitive gestures begins to emerge, such as the oddly posed photographs in front of walls and the near obsessive use of binoculars by different generations of the family.
Edward Claxton • Laura Cooper • Alex Godfrey • Claire Henderson • Oskars Lablaiks • Jessie Lansbury • Lizzie McVicar • Emma Rawlinson • Kate Sheehy • Hannah Wild •