Work from my most recent project, ‘Home’ is showing in two upcoming exhibitions. The first is my degree show, along with 7 other graduating photographers from my year. Meraki runs from Tuesday 27th May until Friday 30th May 2014 at Wasps Artists Studios in Hanson Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow. Please join us for the preview on 27th May from 6-8pm.
The second exhibition is my first solo show, and is running as part of the schedule for Refugee Week Scotland 2014 at The Arches, Glasgow. It may be listed in some publications under an alternative name, ‘What Home Means’. There is a preview event on Thursday 5th June from 6-8pm:
Working with people who have moved to Scotland from elsewhere, I have undertaken a research-based photographic exploration of the concept of home. The participants come from a wide range of backgrounds and from a variety of countries including Peru, Afghanistan, Slovakia, Italy, Lithuania, the USA and Somalia. With so much negative media attention surrounding the issue of immigration, not only in the UK but also around the world, this project is an attempt to counteract this harmful rhetoric and celebrate the diversity that immigration creates. While the objects photographed are specific to individuals, the body of work as a whole demonstrates the universality of some of the main indicators of home, with family, friendship and culture at the forefront. While the specifics may change, there is a commonality in the things that we as human beings hold dear.