Rebecca Reeve started the Marjory’s World series during a residency in Everglades National Park, which led to an exploration of a number of national parks across the USA. The concept draws inspiration from a ritual described in The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald (1995). Reeve explains: “In the Netherlands in the 1600s – during the wake of the deceased – it was customary to cover all mirrors, landscape paintings and portraits with cloths. It was believed this would make it easier for the soul to leave the body behind. This ritual provided me with both a literal and contextual frame to shoot the landscape – a portal from domesticity into wilderness.” Building on this idea, Reeve photographed curtains in the landscape, sourcing used fabrics from the local areas in which she was working. The images comment upon our increasingly urban existence – a sense of disconnect from the natural world. www.rebeccareeve.com.
Parisian photographer Laura Bonnefous makes experiments – where colour can be a source of abstraction, inspiration and calm simultaneously.
The Photographers’ Gallery’s latest exhibition offers an insight into the polaroids of a previous generation through the cinematic vision of Wim Wenders.