Evolving from an interest in the taboo surrounding mental health, I realised my family album had no indication of my Mother's Bipolar Disorder or her few short absences in my childhood when she was admitted to psychiatric hospitals. The exclusion of these intrinsic events that contributed to making me the person I am today highlighted to me a sense of shame that she had felt when compiling the album specifically to leave no trace of her illness. In conversation, she described that she had lost a sense of her own identity. The distorted portraits attempt to convey this; often printed onto mirror, they force the viewer to engage with and value both their own, and the subject's identity.
Michele Amaglio • Madhava Bence Kalmar • Aloha Bonser-Shaw • Victoria Chetley • Holly Etchells-Smith • Sabina Green • Tom Heatley • Charlotte Eliza King • Lauren Maccabee • Ashley Sweeting • Charlotte Wilson • Alice Withington •