Barbara Griffin - Animals out of place - Apse Exhibition
In 2015 hundreds of glass slide photographs dating from the early 20th century were found in an attic in Suffolk, mostly photos of animals in London Zoo, taken by two photographers, Richard Hancock (for whom some records have been traced) and William Shakespeare. (no records found)
Much of Barbara Griffin’s work uses found objects that are then presented in order to invite reflection - artistically, emotionally or rationally. (Objects Out of Place). Slides of wild animals caged in a zoo can be seen as “Animals out of Place” that are kept and displayed according to the order of a more powerful species, (humans), and systematically recorded photographically.