exploring mental health & photography
In Traces 17 multidisciplinary artists explore who we have been, where we are now and who we would like to be.
Leanne Surfleet is a UK based photographer dealing with themes of loneliness, nostalgia, anxiety & light through analogue photography.
In his work ‘Isolation’ Morgan Cable attempts to convey his experiences of anxiety and his feelings of being alone.
Daniel Regan’s on-going project Maytree explores the taboo of suicide through his experience of volunteering at the suicide prevention organisation.
In Swimming in Darkness Olivia Gerard eludes to the crippling nature of depression, highlighting the difficulties in mental health that men face today.
Matthew Lees is a BA Photography graduate from Cumbria University, 2016. In Therapy. 2 Lees explores the conflict of living with anxiety.
Alicia-Rea Poole’s project ‘For J’ was created for her mother who struggled with the photographer’s battles with mental health.
Nicola Davison Reed’s dark and often haunting black and white work toys with themes of identity, fragility and gestures.
Artist Barbara Dean explores her recent ADHD diagnosis and the importance of the act of walking within her practice.
In Jasmine Blanchard’s series she aims to illustrate the feelings of anxiety to bring greater understanding and awareness to the disorder.