Idea of 'home' explored in new photography exhibition

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PHOTOGRAPHY from around the world features in the new Visualising the Home exhibition, set to open in Cumbria.

Non-profit group Carlisle Photo explore the vast and varied topic of ‘home’ in the modern world, as it is seen through contemporary photography, with this latest showcase.

The exhibition will open on Monday June 26, and run alongside an academic conference of the same name, being held at the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus on July 13 and 14.

Pictures from 29 photographers from at least six countries have been selected to be shown in the university's Vallum Gallery. The open call for submissions was aimed at emerging, mid-career and established photographers.

The successful submissions were chosen from a total of 59 sent in from the UK, the USA, Spain, Germany, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands.

Carlisle Photo co-director Anna Bridges says: "The response to the open call has been wonderful - we're thrilled to have had submissions from all over the world.

 Rob Sara

Rob Sara

"It’s allowed us to view an eclectic range of ideas, thoughts and feelings from photographers of different backgrounds and cultures.

"We hope people will join us on the open viewing night – Thursday July 13 - where you will have the opportunity to talk directly to some of the photographers involved."

Some of the images have an unusual take on the theme of 'home': Patricia Prieto-Blanco, a Spanish photographer living in Northern Ireland, explores what it is to be part of a family of mixed nationality, while Erika Ritzel, from Minnesota, USA, looks at events that have occurred within her family, and looks at how its internal relationships have evolved over the years.

A familiar sight in South Cumbria is also included, with Grange-based photographer Rob Sara's image of the Rampside lifeboat part of a series looking at re-imagined homes, in the wake of his own home being flooded.

The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from Monday June 26 to Friday July 21. The open viewing night, on July 13 is from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 4:22PM
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