Jordan Gale: ‘I was lucky’

I came across Jordan Gale‘s project It is what it is @ Lenscratch. At first, it was a darkness that grabbed my attention, but then something else triggered a different engagement with his work. In what seems like a statement about It is was it is, Gale mentions that the project “acts as a form…

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Photo-catharsis by Leif Sandberg

So much has been said about Leif Sandberg‘s project Ending that words fail me. Still, the quality of his work and the importance it has for those, like me, who embrace photography both as a means of artistic expression, but also as a therapeutic tool, brought me here.  At Lenscratch, Aline chooses to stick to…

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⁞ Spencer Rowell’s therapeutic process ⁞

© Spencer Rowell, from the project Pathography of An Artist, 2013-14. Description: Session II (Ibid.) Rejecting the mother’s milk, perhaps the ‘feed’ is poisonous or unpalatable – yet what is rejected is full of light. (Eb., II. xx.) A triptych, religious-looking but based on a very non-sacred, commonplace piece of furniture. A dressing table, where…

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┐ Kathleen Robbins └

© Kathleen Robbins, Untitled, from The Hostess Project “In an effort to further inhabit my grandmother’s memories as a young wife, I began an autobiographical, photographic record of my experiences with her recipe journal. This ongoing project is as much a social experiment as a nostalgic experience. I dress in her clothing, prepare meals based…

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║ Valentina Bonizzi ║

© Valentina Bonizzi, Untitled, from the series Work and Intimacy, 2009 © Valentina Bonizzi, Untitled, from the series Work and Intimacy, 2009 “This project is about Italian women who emmigrated to Scotland. The photography research presents the way they view their job as the bridge which connects them to Scottish society. It explores the intimacy…

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║ 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…

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║ Hannah Wilke ║

All reproductions of Hannah Wilke’s work were removed due to copyrights issues. Here’s the link to her virtual home. “The motif of symbolic woundedness, as tied to the social experience of femininity, prefigured Wilke’s development of physical illness, a lymphoma diagnosed in 1987 and around which the Intra-Venus series was articulated. While Wilke’s work from…

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