Helen McGhie


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My practice investigates interiority and the photographic gaze through the still and moving image. It considers how identity might be represented in relation to the notion of the Gothic, where 'haunted spaces' are affected by a past that disrupts the present. Images of the female protagonist, skin, dust, abandoned rooms and discarded objects, establish fictitious documentaries. Grouping of images suggest a sense of fearful enchantment where flashlight illuminates darkness, and darkened rooms promise security.

Alongisde my practice, I'm an Academic Tutor in Photography at the University of Sunderland (Northern Centre of Photography) and director of Nightlight Darkroom, a community darkroom space in Salford, UK.

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