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Everything was Moving

Just came back from seeing ‘Everything was Moving’ at the Barbican and I loved it. It is an extremely vibrant, heartbreaking and powerful collection of photographs. Here is an iconic one taken by Graciela Iturbide:

David Goldblatt sequence of images were my favourite; images that depicted the people from late 1970’s  Johannesburg. These images give us an insight into the private, world of the downtrodden black community, as we look into their homes. The blurb goes on to inform us that these very homes were later destroyed by the Group Areas Act, (a law that excluded non-whites from living in the most developed areas of South Africa). After reading that, those photos seemed so precious, fleeting and melancholic.

For me the most striking and beautiful piece of the whole exhibition came in the form of a quote, from a man who lost everything to the Group Areas Act:

“I feel as those my teeth are being pulled out one by one. I run my tongue over the spaces and I try to remember the shape of what was there.” Beautifully said x

[To see some of the images that I speak about look on Mr Goldblatt’s website here].

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Light Breakfast

Don’t tempt me Mr Sykes, if that wasn’t a balloon and it was here in front of me, I’d totally eat that. But that’s a lot of ‘ifs’ and it’s not gonna feed me, so for now, I’ll resort to the fridge.

For more photography on David Sykes check out his website here.

Strawberries

Strawberries

Best looking straws ever.
Already got the melted chocolate.
Thanks for the Easter present Jane! x

Mr Blue Skies

Mr Blue skies

What’s happen to the sun? I want to wear sunnies again and have picnics.

-Oh and this is the boy.

Charlotte

Charlotte

This is one of my favourite pictures of me and my sister, she went away on holiday and I really miss her.

– Come home soon Chars. I can’t handle family reunions without you again. Our family is too crazy to go it alone. I had to hang out with the toddler the whole time. He liked to blow bubbles, mainly aiming at my mouth, I think I can still taste the washing up liquid. xx

Rosie

Rosie

My baby sister

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad

Well most the collection is about you. So I thought I’d give you a quick mention for your birthday. Here’s you at 19 with me.

Proud to Live here

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I Love the South Bank

I love the South Bank

Had my first official meeting for [insert text here] today.

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