Billy Barraclough

Billy Barraclough (b.1994) is a photographic artist based in London. Directed by his curiosity in the relationship between people and their environment, his work to date has explored ideas around identity, emotion and personal history.

A common thread throughout his practice is an interest in the metaphorical potential of photographs. His project, ‘John’s Notebooks’ (2020-2021), pulls on the symbolism present with the landscape of the home to touch on the emotions and memories connected to the childhood loss of his father. Whereas his most recent work ‘Murmurations’ (2020-21), employs the starling murmuration as a symbol to reflect on the

current global crisis and the act of coming together and converging as a group.

Billy is due to exhibit his master’s project, ‘John’s Notebooks’, at the inaugural Bristol Photo Festival. He was recently selected as one the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Ones to Watch’ and is a 2021 FUTURES Photography talent.

from 'John's Notebooks'

‘John’s Notebooks’ explores the memories and emotions connected to the childhood loss of my father that are stored in the landscape of the family home, in the family members who live here, and in the objects he left behind.

from 'John's Notebooks'

‘John’s Notebooks’ explores the memories and emotions connected to the childhood loss of my father that are stored in the landscape of the family home, in the family members who live here, and in the objects he left behind.

from 'John's Notebooks'

‘John’s Notebooks’ explores the memories and emotions connected to the childhood loss of my father that are stored in the landscape of the family home, in the family members who live here, and in the objects he left behind.

from 'John's Notebooks'

To see more from 'John's Notebooks' please do visit my website (link above) or at www.billybarraclough.com

from 'Murmurations'

'Murmurations' is a study of the shape and form of starling murmurations but also a personal reflection on the current global crises, the heightened connection to nature during this period, and the act of converging as a group.

from 'Murmurations'

To see more from 'Murmurations', please visit my website (link above) or at www.billybarraclough.com