A photographic journey into the history, landscape and hidden memories of England and the Caribbean. Using a mixture of nineteenth century and contemporary photographic techniques, Ingrid Pollard's work combines a questioning appreciation of the beauty of England with enquiries into post-colonial identity. Featuring 11 series of photographs, produced between the early 1980s and 2002, each is accompanied by Ingrid's personal commentary.
Table of Contents
Looking Back at Ways of Working; Pastoral Interlude; Oceans Apart; Seaside Series; Wordsworth Heritage; Hidden Histories, Heritage Stories; Self Evident; Bursting Stone; Landscape Trauma; The Boy Who Watches the Ships Go By
Ingrid Pollard was born in Georgetown, Guyana and emigrated to the UK in the 1950s. She began her career in photography working in community arts, contributing to Spare Rib and other feminist publications. Ingrid first achieved prominence in 1987 with Pastoral Interlude, a series that addressed the experience of black people in the landscape of Wordsworth's Lake District and other iconographic English sites. Her works are now widely exhibited in the UK and internationally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Photographers' Gallery and National Portrait Gallery (London), the Museum of Modern Art (Oxford), NGBK (Berlin) and Camerawork (San Francisco). Currently Ingrid lives in London and is a Research Fellow at London South Bank University.