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Launch and booksigning: Siân Davey – The Garden

September 5 @ 18:30 - 20:00

September 5 @ 18:30 20:00

On Thursday September 5, Siân Davey will be at Micamera to talk about her book The Garden, recently released by Trolley Books. Siân Davey will be in conversation with Alessia Glaviano, Head of Global PhotoVogue and Director of PhotoVogue Festival in Milan.

Booksigning will follow

Why don’t we fill our back garden with wildflowers and bees, and the people we meet over the garden wall – we’ll invite them in to be photographed by you.” — Luke, Siân’s son

At a time of family crisis, Siân and her son Luke begin cultivating the Garden, working hard to clean up a long-neglected space. Following lunar cycles they scatter some local seeds, offer prayers and invoke nature spirits.
Soon, the Garden turns into an intimate place, a confessional that can be accessed by stepping over the wall. Siân invites and portrays people, using photography to cherish the story of their encounter. As the days pass, the Eden blooms, becoming an expression of joy, interconnection and longing.

Those who entered the garden reflected back to me my history and who I had become.” — Siân Davey

Siân Davey
The Garden
Trolley Books, 2024

34 x 26 cm, 104 pages
80 color photographs
English text

buy it here

Siân Davey è un’artista britannica che entra nel mondo della fotografia nel 2014, dopo 15 anni di carriera come psicoterapeuta in ambito privato, esperienza da cui attinge per integrare la sua pratica. Il suo lavoro indaga, infatti, i paesaggi psicologici di sé e di chi la circonda, della sua famiglia e della comunità. Davey ha studiato Pittura d’Arte all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bath (1985), Politica Sociale presso l’università di Brighton (1990), Psicoterapia Umanistica (1995) e Fotografia presso l’università di Plymouth (2016). Il suo lavoro è esposto in diverse collezioni: The Science Museum, Londra; The Victoria & Albert Museum, Londra; The French National Collection, Parigi; The Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol. Ha esposto in numerose mostre, tra le più recenti: Paris Photo, Grande Palais (2021), Photo London, Somerset House (2021), Images Vevey – Martha and Looking for Alice (2022), Guernsey Museum (2022), V&A Prix Pictet (2023), The Photographers Gallery Soho Quarter (2024). Vince numerosi premi, tra questi nel 2016 l’Aperture Paris Photo Foundation Best Book Award e nel 2017 il Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Best Book Award.