Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett Going Away University of Brighton Faculty of Arts

I am interested in the relationship between memory, the real and the imagined. The expectations I have of places are transformed by the reality of visiting them. The camera, as an instrument of perception, tries to capture my impressions, but in doing so produces its own version of experience. In my work I am confronted with the visual traces which the past has left on the topography of places. These are like views of absence. The photograph offers me a wealth of detail in its precise delineation of surface appearances, but in its role of revealing the lived moment, I am always prevented from directly touching the reality of that moment or the past that created it.

PhD Research Student page

Work in the Aldrich Collection

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Peter Bennett Going Away University of Brighton Faculty of Arts 

Peter Bennett Going Away University of Brighton Faculty of Arts 

Peter Bennett Going Away University of Brighton Faculty of Arts 

Peter Bennett Going Away University of Brighton Faculty of Arts

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