Lydia Goldblatt - Still Here
29 August 2013
Bee, from the series Still Here
C-type print, 20”x20”
Fine art photographer Lydia Goldblatt is gearing up to launch a brand new publication exploring her latest body of work entitled ‘Still Here’. The collection was originally exhibited in 2012 in a solo show at the Felix Nussbaum Museum, Germany, and explores ideas surrounding transitional human states, identity and belonging. The images focus upon the artist’s parents, in particular her elderly father’s mortality and her ‘desire to address the inevitable changes wrought by his approaching death’. ‘Still Here’ bears witness to the fragility of human life and ‘the physical and psychological boundaries of a human essence’. Although the collection stems from a personal family experience, the work raises wider questions around the shifting nature of time and the invisible bonds of love.
Lydia trained at the London College of Communications, receiving a Masters Degree in Photography with Distinction, and has since gone on to exhibit her work internationally in the UK, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, China and Malaysia. Interviews and features of her work have been published in the likes of Photomonitor, Hotshoe, British Journal of Photography, PLUK, the Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, and Wallpaper*.
‘Still Here’, published by Hatje Cantz, will be launched at The Photographers Gallery, London on Thursday 26th September. John Jones is pleased to be designing and producing the frames for all ‘Still Here’ editions by hand to a museum quality.