Approved: 03.11.2010

Peter Bennett

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Approved: 03.11.2010

My photographic work explores how the topography of the landscape relates to ideas of memory and place. The expectations I have of places are transformed by the reality of visiting them. The camera, as an instrument of perception, tries to capture my impressions, but in doing so produces its own version of experience. In my work I am confronted with the visual traces which the past has left on the

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  • Location: London, South East
 

Biography

My photographic work explores how the topography of the landscape relates to ideas of memory and place. The expectations I have of places are transformed by the reality of visiting them. The camera, as an instrument of perception, tries to capture my impressions, but in doing so produces its own version of experience. In my work I am confronted with the visual traces which the past has left on the topography of places. These are like views of absence. The photograph offers me a wealth of detail in its precise delineation of surface appearances, but in its role of revealing the lived moment, I am always prevented from directly touching the reality of that moment or the past that created it. I gained an MA in Photography from the University of Brighton in 2010 and am currently studying there for a PhD, researching into photographic perception and the construction of memory and place.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - Currently undertaking PhD, University of Brighton, United Kingdom 2010 - MA Photography, University of Brighton, United Kingdom Group exhibitions 2011 - ‘Parallax AF’, La Galleria, London, UK 2011 - ‘Transience’ Galerie Huit Photography Open Salon 2011, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, France 2010 - Historia, The Host Gallery, London, UK 2010 - UKX10, AvenueL Gallery, Seoul, South Korea