Samuel Gurden

I am a photography student who explores the British landscape in a documentary manner. Stemming from my curiosity for new discovery, I use photography as catharsis to understand the narratives of the land I call home from both a distanced and personal perspective. This has led me to use medium and large format analogue processes to ritualise the process of looking.

I think that photography is the perfect tool to meditate the complex relationships and ideologies related to national identity and uses of land. I use a quote by Chris Killip as inspiration whenever I pick up the camera “History

is what’s written, my pictures are what happened.”