Photographer Frank McElhinney recently started ‘WOSP’, a blog on Scottish Photography. His most recent feature is on Alishia Farnan’s ‘Social State’ which will be on show at aff Galerie, Berlin, October 14th– November 4th 2018 as part of a cultural exchange programme jointly organised by Street Level Photoworks. Read an excerpt below and visit WOSP for the full article.
Frank McElhinney: “Social architecture is the conscious design of an environment that encourages a desired range of social behaviors leading towards some goal or set of goals. Alishia Farnan’s practice involves an accumulation of photographs of the interior spaces of social architecture: doctor’s waiting rooms, hospitals, public bathrooms and social clubs. The photographs are made steadily over time and organised retrospectively into meaningful groupings. The social clubs however have emerged as a special category. Farnan began this series in 2012 and now purposefully pursues it as her only clearly defined project, Social State.”
Full Article: Writing on Scottish Photography
Image: © Alicia Farnan