A PLACE OF FAMILIARITY
A Place of Familiarity explores the developing relationship between my grandparents and I. Throughout this project, I have engaged with my grandparents’ past and the role personal photography has played in order to document this. Whilst analysing family photographs, I focused my research on their home and the importance they have within our family. As a way to unite the past with the present, this body of work combines existing images made as keepsakes for personal albums with new photographs I created in their homes. This process has enabled me to create a visual response to my relationship with my grandparents and to unpick notions of identity and familial roles. I see the fragmentation and re-assemblage of images in A Place of Familiarity as a way to encourage viewers to reflect on the photograph as both object and memory.