“Lost” is grounded in my experience of living with grief since the death of my daughter. It draws on the practice and language of photography to interrogate grief and confront its sanitisation in 21st century Western culture. The work stands as a challenge to the notion of closure as a “tabula rasa”. “Lost” offers a glimpse into the universality of grief and comprises of contemplative images presented in various genres including, portrait, still life and landscape. In its stillness, the work explores the paradox of presence and absence as an expression of the weight and work of grief. This series calls the viewer to see beyond the initial gesture and delve into the lonely, bewildering, sorrow of bereavement.
David Copeland • Conánn Fitzpatrick Alvarez-Casado • Sam Hadfield • Aoife Herrity • Xanthe Hutchinson • Lucy Jarvis • Monique Kelly • Kerstin Maria Lehmann Handover • Michelle Moloney • Samantha Obman • Nick Smith • Alan J. Wilkinson •