A Mediation on Water
This project is an exploration on open water swimming in East Anglia, focusing on the relationship women have to water. The photographs were all taken during winter and spring which is where the water is at its lowest temperatures. The effect of swimming through cold water means that the brain is forced to focus on the cold, taking away any anxiety and pain. It also makes the individuals mentally strong as they choose to keep going which is what makes so many people admire their determination. There is also key reference links to literature, for example ‘Salt On Your Tongue’ by Runcie explores what the sea has meant to women through the ages and how it fascinates and consoles us.
Gemma Cook • Josie Groom • Emily Hunn • Jess Seeley • Sophie Skinner • Lauren Vince •