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Emma Jarvis

MA Fine Art work by Emma Jarvis
MA Fine Art work by Emma Jarvis
MA Fine Art work by Emma Jarvis
MA Fine Art work by Emma Jarvis

I am an artist and curator using vernacular, family and archival photography and film to create a variety of research led projects exploring the relations between the recorded object, memory, identity, social material relations and the narrative. With a background in studying both history and archaeology, in addition to an intense curiosity with people and their personal histories the roots of my investigations lie within cultural anthropology.

My work primarily investigates how photographs partake in the universal representation of human lives and past times lived; believing that what use we make of not only photographs but all objects linked to memory will have a profound effect on the interpretation of history in the future.

I aim to create work that informs us of how the world, now saturated with digital images has moved away from tactile appreciation. As the traditional family album and physically printed images are rapidly disappearing, consequently there is a growth in concern for the loss of materiality and a new understanding of the function and meaning of the photograph in today’s society and culture.

Lizzie Starling

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