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The Bleached Bones of a Story – Photography Exhibition


This image (Untitled) is included in the photography exhibition The Bleached Bones of A Story which is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival 2014. The exhibition is on at
Espacio Gallery
159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
20th November – 25th November 2014
Daily 1pm-7pm (except Tues 25th; until 5pm)

Private View Thursday 20th November 6pm-9pm

“Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house -the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture- must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstituted. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.” 

Inspired by this passage in The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, members of London Independent Photography Central Group have cultivated a theme for their 2014 exhibition at Espacio Gallery.

Two further images which I will be showing in The Bleached Bones of a Story are from the series Postcard From Another Place, a project I began as a post-digital travelogue in 2014.

The components of the images, the bleached bones, have been examined, preserved, accounted for. They are no longer anchored to the place where they were found, but instead, are on loan to the narrative that emerged after taking these journeys to other places.

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