Translating Place by Joy Gregory
This full colour publication published by Impressions Gallery is a poignant, and at times, moving body of work that translates Joy Gregory’s intense experience of place.
Translating Place features work created by Gregory during her three month residency in Sri Lanka in 2004 and also includes Narratives of Place an insightful and perceptive essay by Rohini Malik Okon that provides an overview of Gregory’s time and art projects throughout her residency.
All the photographs are published for the first time and include traditional portraits of the staff Gregory lived with during her stay. These images embrace the ‘tension’ between herself, the outsider, and the moment the gardeners, the cook and their relatives all posed for the camera, presenting a loving sense of empowerment. Native flora and fauna have also been reproduced as delicate, two dimensional objects: while dark and atmospheric photographs of rooms act as a metaphor for Gregory’s state of mind.
Edited by Anne McNeill.
Text by Joy Gregory, Rohini Malik and Anne McNeill
20.5 cm x 16.5 cm
Design by Dean Pavitt @Loupdesign.co.uk
Published by Impressions Gallery 2010
9 in stock