Annabel Fitzsimons

Statement

The median is the plane which divides two things, itself occupying a liminal space between.

In this project I locate my childhood memories in the contexts in which they occurred, both within my home life and in the surrounding area, in order to create allegorical representations of my lived experiences. Through doing so, I come to occupy a liminal space between past and present, allowing me to mediate between the two.

Set in the New Forest where I grew up, these meditative pictures unearth a personal journey, locating memories in physical space. These reminiscences span from my family home to familiar surrounding environments, and subsequently feature both new memories formed during trips home to make the work and old memories re-experienced in a new context. Seeking to capture a different way of seeing, my visual language is informed by the sensory and visual facets of my life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Achievements & Experience

Education:
MA Photography, UWE Bristol, 2020
BSc(Hons) Social Policy, University of Bristol, 2018

Awards:
BarTur Student Photo Award 2020 (Shortlisted)

Exhibitions:
Bristol Wellbeing Conference ‘Looking to the Future’ (2020)
‘Now, for the Future’ (as part of LOOK Photo Biennial 2019) by Shutter Hub and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (2019)

Features:
She’s Got Wonder (2020)
Fable & Folk (2020)
Photograd (2020)
The Everyday Magazine (2019)
The South West Collective (2019)
Bristol Student Features (2019)
The Bristol Recorder Magazine (2018)
The Bristol Magazine (2018)
Exposure Magazine (2018)

Writing:
The Everyday Magazine (2019)

Contact

Personal Professional Website Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

At the Median 1

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At the Median 2

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At the Median 3

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At the Median 4

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At the Median 5

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At the Median 6

From 'At the Median'