Samara Knight approaches the nature of photography conceptually in her practice. In origin she explores the mythological narratives which surround Dartmoor, a landscape known for its historical and cultural presence. Many traces of human activity mark this land in the form of monuments from eras gone by, along with the scars left by industrial endeavours. The narrative Knight hopes to portray is the striking, yet unforgiving nature of this place which is often illustrated in the fictions that surround it. Through placing truthful accounts of personal experiences within Dartmoor's borders beside atmospheric imagery of mist descending, a sense of ambiguous tension is formed. Her use of analogue photography reflects the longevity that is inherent in the landscape to capture a place of temporality, indexicality and elemental presence.
Steph Bourazanis • Alexandra Akigg • Zoë Bennett • Robert Bigwood • Hannah Cooper • Kimberley-Anne Cox • Elodie Duncan-Duplain • Emma Fox • David G.A. Ward • Jamain Gordon • Annie Haggarty • Lucy Jarvis • Connor Kitching • Samara Knight • Maggie Leitch • Ernielson Limbo • Henry Maxfield • Rebecca Morgan • Tomm Morton • Rebecca Orton • Madeline Regan • Grace Slater • Kirill Slokotovich • Rungthanwa Thaophayung • Sarah Williams • Miriam Winsor • Paris Wood •