In the top drawer of the dressing table there was a photo album with a brown cover. This album was not kept with all the other albums. It was different. The inside was filled with black and white pictures of people I did not recognise, photographs that were made before I was born. They were held in place with hinges, and beautifully patterned interleaves lived between the pages. The only words inside, written on the back of a photograph, were In Mid-Ocean. The album documents the transnational life my parents led as 1950s migrants. Based in London, but longing for home, their lives were lived in mid-ocean, journeying back and forth across physical and cultural space.
Melanie Black • Sarah Deane • Sarah-Jane Field • Andrew Fitzgibbon • David Fletcher • Alan D Horn • Ivan Radman •