The Silent Land

Alexander, Jesse ORCID logoORCID: (2021) The Silent Land. VIKA Books, Bristol, UK. ISBN 978-0-9570255-6-1

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'The Silent Land' documents a Forestry Commission plantation managed for timber and recreational use, which grows on the remains of ancient lead works on the Mendip Hills where, in 2016 a local man chose to end his life. Against the backdrop of seasonal change and the cycles that are observed over several years, the work explores the elegiac potential of the land and the memorializing act of photography. The series of 37 images attempts to invite questions around the paradox of outdoor, ‘natural’ spaces – how these provide well documented benefits for health and wellbeing, but are often infused with pathos and melancholy, and are frequently the destination of choice for those seeking to end their lives.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-9570255-6-1
Subjects: Geography & Environment > International
Arts > Photography
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Photography
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Depositing User: Jesse Alexander
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 12:28
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 20:31


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