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Miscellaneous Memories

Hannah Cleary


My work examines how nostalgia and memory shape personal identity. I explore these concepts through multiple photographic approaches and experiments. Self-portraits express my relationships with influential women in my family - I wear their preserved garments and these photographs act as a performance of our shared identity. Archival family photographs act as an anchor to show where I have come from and how I have been influenced by family and place. Landscape images depict places that provoke personal nostalgia. Themes of the seaside and holidays reoccur through these images - by returning to these places again the act of photography becomes an attempt to relive these memories.