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Matthew Booth

MA work

In thinking about photography, I think about the depiction of reality and its picture, the materiality of this picture and the context in which a viewer might encounter it. A photograph has as its referent a place within the real and to place a photograph without this referent places it within the realms of the imagination. In that imagination an image can be formed. A black photograph exists as a photograph of nothing. It has an ambiguous symbolism; the void creates a space within which the viewer can reflect upon himself or herself and the space in which the photograph is placed.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2007

  • In thinking about photography, I think about the depiction of reality and its picture, the materiality of this picture and the context in which a viewer might encounter it. A photograph has as its referent a place within the real and to place a photograph without this referent places it within the realms of the imagination. In that imagination an image can be formed. A black photograph exists as a photograph of nothing. It has an ambiguous symbolism; the void creates a space within which the viewer can reflect upon himself or herself and the space in which the photograph is placed.

  • Experience

  • Digital Retoucher, Hannah Collins, London, 2007; Studio Assistant, Johnathan Pollock, London, 2006-7; Photographer, Portfolio Europe, Coventry, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Face Values, Herbert Museum Exhibition Space, Coventry, 2005; Format '05, Banks Art Centre, Derby, 2005; I-sight, University of Derby, 2004
  • Awards

  • Commission, Make Poverty History - Tanzania, 2006