SA1 Redevelopment : My First Exhibition – Fugitive Testimony [2010]

This series of images came about from a university project, but also gave me the opportunity of being in my first exhibition.

Very exciting time to be featured in your first exhibition, with the venue being Mission Gallery  (highly respectable gallery in Swansea) I felt quite satisfied with myself, especially being in my first year. I was being featured with other students (I was the only first year exhibiting) as it was a university submission, 7 of us were exhibiting. The exhibition was based around Roland Barthes’ term “Fugitive Testimony“, broadly addressing photography, evidence and time. My images capture the evolution of change.

The images are of and around the SA1 redevelopment area. The area used to be a dock, but since the steel industry became heavily redundant (and other docks surrounding still being used) it became unused, so it is now being developed into a rich community, featuring restaurants, nightclubs, homes etc.