Ahead of Guest Speaker sessions, we give our students the opportunity to display and discuss their own work to the audience.
Eleanor Burd, a second year photography student, spoke before our Body As Canvas symposium, which we held on the 19th January.
Eleanor Burd has always drawn to people and their stories. Her project ‘laid bare’ is a study of women’s relationships with their bodies, explored through images and anonymous quotes. These women invited her into their homes, allowing her to study them and their bodies. The thing which struck her the most were the varying reasons that these women came forward and asked to be photographed. Making this work has opened her eyes to things which she has not yet had to think about in her own life.
More of her work can be found on her Instagram @ellie_louisephotography