This series was taken at a community-run riding school in Brixton. I spent time shadowing a young volunteer and found myself transported back to my own teenage years. I also grew up South London but had taken horse-riding lessons in the nearby countryside. Each Saturday, I woke at 6am to muck out the stables in return for free lessons. There were two other girls there, who would enjoy telling me that I didn’t belong, so eventually, I stopped going. I went to Brixton to photograph the school but could only focus on my own memories: the smells, the jobs, the tea-breaks to keep warm. I ended up re-creating those moments and wondering what could have been, if racism had not pushed me away.
Ana Blumenkron • Louis Delbarre • Claire Eggers • Stephen Furner • Zhiran Gu • Quetzal Maucci • Nadine Persaud • Jieying Shao • Phoebe Smith • Sneha Soodamani • Marcel Top • Erica Zelante •