Deborah Parkin, Untitled

Deborah Parkin, Untitled

Deborah Parkin

Untitled,
Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom, 2011
Website – DeborahParkin.com

Deborah Parkin is a photographer based in rural Northumberland, UK. She spent many years in Academia – researching for a Ph.D in Women’s War Writing & teaching as well as gaining an MA in Holocaust Studies. Deborah has always been fascinated with childhood, whether it is recording her own memories of childhood, photographing her own children or other children. In her series Stillness in Time she wanted to photograph children using the wet plate collodion process – a process that requires stillness, the antithesis to the frantic, sometimes pressurized world these children live in. She wanted to record moments of stillness and disengagement from their immediate world. Her work is to be published by Gallery Vevais this summer and is held in collections in the U.S and Europe.