The Making of Me is the most recent project inspired by my time as a pupil at boarding school. Boarding school is a paradoxical "home-away-from-home" that creates a tension between the institution and the individual, a battle of wills fueled by the difficulties of creating a personal, private space within a public, shared environment. The school presents itself in its public facing literature as a somewhat idyllic community of happy, productive, privileged youngsters, and future leaders collectively thriving in a warm and supportive environment. My own lived experience of the school was very different however, and my piece is an attempt to illustrate and examine this disjunction through the use of photography and audio.
J.D. Acton • Bradley Chippington • Aaron Edwards • Sophie Gordon • Amelia Hallsworth • Maddie Holbrook • Zoe MacLeay • Emily Rawls • Hannah Storey •