Open Eye: Redeye Event – Still Here: An Evening with Lydia Goldblatt

    Bee. Lydia Goldblatt
    Bee. Lydia Goldblatt
    Location (with MAP): Open Eye Gallery
    Date/Time: 25 February 2016. 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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    Redeye Event – Still Here: An Evening with Lydia Goldblatt

    Thursday 25 February 2016, 18.30 – 19.30
    Free. Booking required.

    Join Redeye, the Photography Network for an evening with photographic artist Lydia Goldblatt, to hear about her critically acclaimed project, Still Here.

    “Photographing, for me, is a means of giving expression to both the internal and external processes that shape our experience of life. My work considers transitional human states and is tied to concepts of identity and belonging. These images are from a series about my parents, focussing on my elderly father’s mortality, and stemming from a desire to address the inevitable changes wrought by his approaching death.

    I am witnessing human fragility, the physical and psychological boundaries of a human essence. I am interested in the indefinable thresholds that mark out our individual existence, and in the subtle process of erasure that returns us to the state from which we emerge.

    While the work is about my family, it is also a means to contemplate the nature of life and the invisible bonds of love. It engages with the constantly shifting nature of time, and the potential of photographs to open up the realm of experience via their poetic as well as indexical reality. In making work about a personal experience of mortality, I am exploring the cyclical scope of existence that sees nature’s fingers unpick our fragile yet insistent efforts to build, construct and create.“

    About the artist:
    Lydia Goldblatt trained at the London College of Communications, receiving a Masters Degree in Photography with Distinction in 2006. She lives and works in London. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group and solo shows in the UK, USA, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, China, Japan and Malaysia.

    Tickets & timing:
    Tickets are available through Redeye’s website.
    http://www.openeye.org.uk/events/redeye-event-still-here/
    Doors will open at 18.00, talk starts at 18.30

    Redeye, the Photography Network is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society set up to support photographers at every level, and build networks across photography.