Negative space in art is defined as the space around and between the main subject. This project documents the experiences of underrepresented women and non-binary people of colour in the photography industry through photography. My approach is inspired by the Japanese concept of negative space in arts and culture - Ma (間) which means gap, space, pause "an emptiness full of possibilities, like a promise yet to be fulfilled." I see underrepresentation in photography as an empty space full of potential for change.
This is a project about the future. Through documentary portraiture and interviews of women and non-binary people of colour in photography now, I seek to narrate some experiences and thoughts towards a more representative future through imagery and text, which will become a photo-handbook for creative communities to share.
I invite others to step into a space of shared story telling, through the collective aspect of the project, which will involve monthly meetings aimed at growing connections and collaborations around the project.
Register to be a part of the collective here.
If you're interested in being interviewed by Bella for the project email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited to finally share our community documentary photography zine presents all of the amazing work created by, and for, the eye to eye group at Southwark Pensioners’ Centre: www.southwarkpensioners.org.uk. The zine contains 40 pages of photography, personal stories and local activism about the daily experience of a group of older people with sight loss in the London Borough of Southwark. Teaching us about life lessons, how to better support those with disabilities in our local area and the meaning of true community.
We are selling this zine to raise funds for this special charity, who continue to support some of our most vulnerable in the community during this crisis. 100 % of any money raised will go to the charity.
You can purchase the zine in person at The South London Gallery Book Shop
Thank you for your support.