Cruel and Tender: The Real in the Twentieth-Century Photograph

Cruel and Tender has been one of the key compilations of work that has supported and continually inspired my project, From The Bottom Up. Featuring works by a range of acclaimed practitioners, from Diane Arbus and William Eggleston to Robert Frank and Martin Parr, the photobook embodies the idea of reflecting on and challenging social norms. This […]

Jiang Jiehong / An Era Without Memories

I will be reflecting on professional ones throughout photobooks throughout my practice. This blog post will focus on Jiang Jiehong’s compilation, An Era Without Memories.  The work is divided into four chapters, capturing and documenting the large-scale urban transformation taking place in China. Narrative Themes of memory, identity, and nationhood are evident throughout. I was particularly […]

Reflection series: being female at Brighton Pier (4/4)

The final post of this four-part reflection series focuses on being female in public toilets, specifically at Brighton Pier. I have already discussed my initially disheartening experience in the Brighton Pier female’s toilet in a previous reflection, so I won’t dwell on the epiphanic moment I had whilst staring at the nearby sanitary bin. Instead, […]

Reflection series: latrinalia at Royal Pavilion Gardens (3/4)

The third of this four-part reflection series focuses on latrinalia (toilet graffiti) in public toilets, specifically Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens. As one of the few attended public facilities in Brighton & Hove, the toilets at Royal Pavilion Gardens were at the bottom of my list for having latrinalia-covered toilet cubicles. I was rather surprised, then, […]

Reflection series: surveillance at Brighton Pier (2/4)

The second of this four-part reflection series focuses on surveillance in public toilets, specifically Brighton Pier. Following my experience at Wild Park, I wasn’t sure where this project would take me next. I felt unsure about my brief, my focus on latrinalia, nor my stomach’s ability to spend another four hours in pungent toilets. After […]