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BA (Hons) Photography

Hannah Mitchell

“Landscape representation has never been entirely free of political significance, either intended or interpreted.”

                                                                ‘Troubled Land’, Paul Graham

Since beginning this 'Divided Communities' project in 2nd year, I have been interested in the ways in which territory is defined in Northern Ireland.

The city of Belfast has undergone huge redevelopments in recent years. It has primarily been an attempt to free itself from the association with violence and conflict that it has held for decades since the Troubles. However, there are still many areas that remain ‘contested’.

Inspired by the working method of John Davies, I have set out to compose a rich narrative within my work, to highlight these contested spaces and politically charged remnants of this volatile period in Belfast’s history.

Although Belfast has come a long way since the Troubles, my goal was to depict these clear indicators of the boundaries still in effect today.

Hannah Mitchell

Hannah Mitchell

Hannah Mitchell

Hannah Mitchell

Hannah Mitchell

Tags: Belfast, Division, Landscape, Urban

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