Anna Newland Hooper – The S Project
The story of this work starts with an archive of 60,000 photographic film slides used, before the advent of online search engines, as a teaching resource in an art and design college in Somerset.
The archive spans over nearly fifty years and over many subjects, from film and photography, to fashion, graphic design, art history, local areas, world studies and much more, making it a superbly eclectic collection. However, despite the richness of the material, the technology that supports it is nowadays deemed obsolete and, as a consequence, so are the slides. The entire collection had at one point been discarded.
After a year of cataloguing and photographing the archive, this work is the initial attempt at representing the material in order to preserve not only its visual poignancy but, more importantly, the memories it holds.
Anna lives and works in Wellington, Somerset UK.
She is currently studying for a research MA in photography at Plymouth University.
Framed Limited Edition Prints 50x50cm
(edition of 20) £120
Unframed Prints 60x84cm
(single edition) £195
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