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Rosie Harding

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Rosie is a Bristol based photographer whose work reflects on the dual nature of photography as both an expressive art and also a method of documentation. Underpinning her work is a fascination with the narratives we use to make sense of the world. The conceptual themes are reflected by an eclectic approach in practice by combining a range of mediums and exploring alternative darkroom processes.

This series is searching for the magical amongst quotidian reality. I was inspired by reading 100 Years Of Solitude, and the way magical realist literature seamlessly blends the fantastical with the everyday. This has led to further reflection on what we define as ‘real’ and how certain narratives or truths held up by society prevent any alternative visions of the future being seen as realistic.

To free ourselves of the underlying structures that dictate reality, we need free thinkers, ‘realists of a larger reality’. 

Quote from Ursula Le Guin.