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Art, Society, Nature Takeover—Joseph Beeching

Joseph Beeching is an artist living and working in London. His practice is predominantly focused on photography as well as the use of archival imagery. He is currently undertaking an MA at SOAS in Southeast and Pacific Asia studies. The majority of his photographic practice is intertwined with his research and observations of the everyday. In his project To One In Paradise, the artist traces back his family connections to Hong Kong through the ambience of artefacts and the inhabitants of its land, which describes the region. There is a strong notion of conscientious softness to the images in this series, which carries an intimacy and closeness.

“During the residency I focused on a project that has always been on my mind growing up in Kent, with such natural beauty we sometimes forget the literature that has shaped our society in some ways. This is a body of work that is situated in the London and Kent landscape through the vision of cultivating literature, Dickens, Chaucer and TS Eliot.”

“Responding to the texts through large format photography. Navigating along the Pilgrims Way photographing many regions and towns in Kent such as Medway, Canterbury and the various estuaries. The Residency has definitely helped me and pushed me to get back out there with a camera again after nearly a year.”