Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Rachel Cunningham


Quiet Transfer I: Demolition #30 (2/4/08) Shadi Hamdan Family, Anata, Jerusalem. 2008 (from "Quiet Transfer") © Rachel Cunningham


Quiet Transfer I: Demolition #31 (9/4/08) Khalid Schoman Family, Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. 2008 (from "Quiet Transfer") © Rachel Cunningham


Quiet Transfer I: Demolition #58 (15/7/08) MajidAbu Aisha Family, Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. 2008 (from "Quiet Transfer") © Rachel Cunningham


Quiet Transfer I: Demolition #50 (7/5/07) Hasan Tutah Family, Wadi Al Joz, Jerusalem. 2008 (from "Quiet Transfer") © Rachel Cunningham


Quiet Transfer I: Demolition #4 (4/1/08) Jaabary Family, Shoafat, Jerusalem. 2008 (from "Quiet Transfer") © Rachel Cunningham


Quiet Transfer I: Demolition #33 (14/4/08) Yunis Sbeih Family, Anata, Jerusalem. 2008 (from "Quiet Transfer") © Rachel Cunningham


Rachel Cunningham Graduated from University of Westminster in 2008 with MA Photographic Studies


"Quiet Transfer"

"Rachel Cunningham is a London based artist whose photographic practice explores various themes surrounding photography and representation. She combines her practice with an interest in art history, especially the place of still life in both photography and painting.

‘Quiet Transfer’ explores the Arab-Israeli conflict through the Israeli policy of house demolition and settlement expansion in East Jerusalem. The images show fragments of Palestinian houses demolished in 2007-2008. The fragments were collected in Jerusalem following the demolitions and then posted to the artist in London. These still life images are shot in the style of archeological or museum artifacts, lit with inky blackness and high contrast, they resonate with religious and political importance.
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3 comments:

SWhiseant said...

Interesting! I can honestly say I've never seen this type of art.
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Nodami said...

Such a simple subject for photography but the outcome was extraordinary.

this too will pass said...

stark and crisp