New Photographic Prints Released By Jamie Earle Murray
28th April 2020
QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar Jamie Earle Murray has made a number of hand prints from his body of work Folly available to buy through his website. These are all 10×8” hand prints kept in a handmade acid-free sleeve.
“This work came about through a series of conversations with individuals who have been incarcerated,” says Jamie. “Within these conversations the ex-prisoners spoke of what led them to punishment, how they navigated the prison environment, and their eventual transition from institution to freedom. Less interested in a traditional documentary approach I instead wanted to hear the stories told by those who had experienced prison firsthand, an approach more akin to a folklorist. The works are a rumination on these private conversations and a journey around the British Landscape.”
Jamie is a photographer, printmaker and bookmaker working in and around the contemporary photographic scene. He creates editions of photographic work using variety of traditional and modern processes. During the course of his scholarship Jamie was looking to build on his skills around the various aspects of photographic production. He focused on mastering traditional methods such as hand-printing, photogravure and stitching one-off photobooks. This was all with a view of marrying these ideas to a contemporary way of working to allow him to produce high quality photographic objects both within his own practice, and for other photographers.
Visit Jamie’s website to see more of his work: https://jamieemurray.com