From 2017 to 2020 I attended festivals and parades across the UK and Europe in order to capture images that show spectacle as a form of celebration. Throughout the project, themes of camaraderie, liberation and exuberance in participation were visible throughout the visual journey. Interpreting the theme of ‘The Spectacle’ also takes on the meaning of celebration and belonging, and a fantasy world can emerge with people and scenes becoming immersed in a spectacle of identity and acceptance. A form of escapism can be portrayed as performances are played out to the watching audiences both inside and outside. I want to show that people can masquerade in different guises and be someone else in a captured moment in time.
Savannah Bracewell • Maisie Buchanan • Margaret Cooke • Max Le Feuvre • Matthew McCracken • Lauren McNeice • Joanna Penney • Gemma Smyth • Aimee Somerville • Phil Wood • Mollie Young •