║ Nicky Bird ║

© Nicky Bird in collaboration with Mary Kennedy, Lethanhill, Dunaskin, Lethanhill old school 1940-1?, from the series Beneath the surface / Hidden place, 2008

© Nicky Bird in collaboration with Mary Kennedy, Craigmillar, Edinburgh Back Green, Back of Niddrie mains drive summer 1968, from the series Beneath the surface / Hidden place, 2007

“The history under our feet to the time when our own may be under foot in future: this was the central theme of this project. It set out to see how photography and archaeology could be incorporated in both literal and metaphorical ways to speak of ‘history’ – particularly history that is within living memory connected to a changed, erased or hidden place. The project worked in six locations across Scotland, in close collaboration with a range of individuals. The family snap played a central part in the process – see examples below of photographs of places that have undergone major change and in which personal history has been ambiguously caught.”

artist statement

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