Phillipa Klaiber is a long-form documentary photographer, whose projects are rooted in our connection to the land, social identity and the human need to belong. Her most recent work, Vorest, is a meditation on the changing landscape of the Forest of Dean.
It considers the land in detail, its topography, traces of past human activity and our role within it. In this forest there is a collective desire among the inhabitants to maintain the ecological balance of their land. There are age-old rites and laws on land use that can only be upheld by a Forester, contributing to the
foundation of their culture and collective memory.
The photographs below are a selection from Vorest. See her website for a recent book mock up and to read more about the project.