On Saturday 23rd May
On Saturday 23rd May
Feis Projects along with Street Level Photoworks are putting on a group show of photographers who have been contributing to the Documenting Britain project. The exhibition is on at Gallery 103 in the Trongate. I am pleased to have been asked to contribute to this show along with 10 other photographers. It runs from 25th April to the 24th May with talks on the 2nd May and the 23rd May.
For this exhibition, I decided to show six portraits of children who all live in Glasgow.
"The portraits shown look at aspects of childhood: from developing an awareness of choice, such as having an active voice, through to most-likely innate behaviours that reflect on wider narratives in society such as gender, play, and conflict. One image reminds us of the fantasy and escapism of childhood whilst another suggests and touches on how children may attempt to shape themselves, often reluctantly, to belong to the group."
This show is part of the Season of Photography in Scotland.
My latest post for Documenting Britain is on their website. It is a portrait of a young activist in Glasgow with her story.
If you can, please take the time to look at some of the interesting works being shown over on the Documenting Britain website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for general photo and arts news as well as updates from the people involved in the group.
My next post with a portrait and story is nearly completed and will be available soon.
I was kindly asked to contribute to Documenting Britain which is " a creative response to the British Isles by a group of artists, photographers, filmmakers, composers and poets." Founded by Alistair Cook the range of work on show is exciting and diverse. For my own part, I deliver a post every month on an ongoing project. Some people use the project work as a visual diary, some to show larger bodies of work. I am doing it to produce new work with a portrait and a story every month featuring a local person.
I like this marriage between image and text, the ability to look at a photograph and return to it as the text reveals the narrative of who they are and what they do. The story of them, or rather, part of them. Anyway, that is what I plan to do.
My first story can be seen over on the Documenting Britain website now and number two is due to be published very soon.