Public Notice, Private Photographs

Public Notice/Private Photographs (2013) is a series of photographs exploring both an archive of personal photographs and the very public notices issued by banks for possession of property for defaulting on payment of debt. Having had to sell our family home to repay debts, I use photographs that I have, to start to look at that very painful moment. This looking at is mediated through the losses of others, specifically through the language that is used in such notices. Personal memories encounter very public language. It is a way of finally working through an overwhelming sense of personal shame, of personal failing by addressing and using the material put forth by institutional structures and understanding how these dispossessions are constructed and enforced.