Caroline Munn is an art photographer whose quietly unsettling images stem from childhood memories and dreams. Current work is informed by her continuing exploration of uncanny space, a preoccupation that she has been pursuing since researching the cultural relevance of Sigmund Freud's essay 'The 'Uncanny'' in contemporary photography for her degree.
This exploration has led her across the Suffolk countryside, through woods to abandoned houses and most recently to the space within her home. Capturing fleeting moments, which the human eye does not always register, the resulting photographs are multi layered and can be read accordingly.
Munn's influences range from the art and writing of the Surrealists to fairy tales, superstitions and the Victorian language of flowers. Her practice is intuitive and experimental. The pictures are made by normal photographic capture; they are not digitally manipulated (beyond basic cropping and enlarging) and she sometimes takes advantage of the serendipitous mistake.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2011 - MA Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
2009 - BA Photography, University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich
2014 - Norwich Castle Open Artshow 2014 'Inspired by Birds'
2013 - 'An Eye for an Ear' - Photography Open Salon - South East Asia, ChinaHouse, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
2013 - Imperfect Present - Future Perfect, The Cut, Halesworth
2012 - Future Perfect - Tide's In, Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh
2012 - Arles Photography Open Salon 2012 'An Eye for an Ear', Galerie Huit, Arles, France
2012 - NCA12, The Forum, Norwich
2012 - Invitation 2012 - Alumni Show, University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich
2011 - MA Degree Show, Norwich University College of the Arts
2010 - Future Perfect Group Show, Stew Gallery, Norwich
2008 - Group Show, Beyond the Image Gallery, Suffolk
Competitions, prizes and awards
2012 - Finalist , Arles Photography Open Salon, Arles, France
2012 - Selector's prize - Invitation 2012, University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich
2011 - Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
2010 - Munn, Caroline, Recent Photographs, Blurb Inc
2010 - Munn, Caroline 'Uncanny' Spaces - Tinker's House, Blurb Inc
2013 - Photograph held by collection, East Contemporary Art, Ipswich