The decision to hold the exhibition in a tenement garden was not taken out of necessity with the closure of gallery spaces. Instead, it reflects one of the more positive things to emerge from the pandemic: a willingness for people to come together to share and experience things as neighbours and as part of a community. Both photographers embrace that idea and the images they have captured in that sense belong, and are relevant, to all of us.
’Every picture tells a story’ but that story is told in different ways - all Dylan Lombard’s photographs were shot in black and white and only during the day while Brian Hartley’s are in colour and shot during day and night. Neither had met before the idea of curating an exhibition of their work was put to them.
Dylan Lombard is 18 years old and has just left Shawlands Academy. He was diagnosed as deaf aged three, as autistic at seven and as having MDP, an extremely rare syndrome (only thirteen known cases in the world) aged ten. He loves photography, dancing and football, Dylan volunteers in his local community and enjoys raising money for charity and is passionate about disability awareness education.
Brian Hartley is a Glasgow based artist with a multi-disciplinary practice incorporating visual art, photography, design and works in theatre and performance projects and with people of all ages in participatory work. This work often happens in different places nationally and internationally, so when lockdown began in March 2020, Brian found himself, like so many people, having to navigate a sudden stop to the regular working life, and being confined to a much smaller, more local world, the horizon suddenly shrinking.
Entry donations welcome. All proceeds will go to the Glasgow SE Foodbank
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