Friday, 1 February 2013

Home is where the heart is

Last summer, I had the privilege of being a mentor along with Liz Helman, a photographer and picture editor, on the Young Photographers' Association programme.  The brief was for the mentees to explore what "home" meant to them. Charley Murrell was one of our group.  Her project was inspired by her flatmate who often dresses up in drag. Charley wanted to depict like-minded drag devotees in their homes, dressed as both of their gender selves.  By the end of the summer, editing the final 5 proved to be a challenge as Charley had so much material but I think the edit above proved the strongest.  The YPA exhibited one shot from each submitted series from all their groups around the world at the Margaret Street Gallery in London for 10 days earlier in January. More on the YPA mentoring programme here: YPA  Charley's site for more work: Charley Murrell

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