This project is an exploration into childhood memories and the way they emerge and form later in life. It looks at the way we remember events from our childhood and how often they are not accurate representations, but appear in fragments, triggered by things such as colour, shape, pattern and place. Over time memories become abstract and obscure, and the events we think we remember, may actually have occurred in an entirely different way. This has been explored through looking at family photos and fragmenting them through collage, actively discarding areas of images and merging them with others representing the way in which memories can be imprecise and distorted.
I am photographer from London and a recent photography graduate from the University of Brighton. My work primarily surrounds themes of memory, roots and family history through using the medium of both film and digital photography. I use a number of different processes in my work including still life and collage. I’m interested in exploring ideas of personal and collective memory, what we remember and how we remember them.
Over the last two years, I have taken part in three exhibitions: “Pattern”, in Brighton, collaborating with 5 female photographers from my course; “Incubator”, in London, showcasing the work of 8 young artists; and the “University of Brighton Graduate Show 2016”, exhibiting our final year work. In July 2016, I graduated from the University of Brighton with a first class honours in Photography.
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