Sharon Boothroyd

Childhood isn’t always the happy scrap-book time of life that we like to think it is.  It can be a stinging stew of insecurity, tragedy, and loss.  Some of those ingrediants come from the breakdown of a family unit, and photographer Sharon Boothroyd is exploring that subject with her series, If you get married again, will you still love me?

Sharon gathers memories of words spoken to separated fathers by their children.  She then produced visual representations of these phrases, drawing upon emotions the child may have been dealing with at the time.  The images, which operate like film stills, give access to private and intimate moments.  In their honestly these photographs portray common relational struggles with disappointment, anger, over-compensation and jealousy.

Sharon is originally from Northern Ireland and currently based in Oxford.  She received her MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster in 2010 she has gone on to receive international recognition for this series. She is about to open an exhibition, Away, presented by Art Jericho in Oxford, running from July 26th to August 19th, 2012.  The exhibition features work by Sharon and Tim Crooks, bringing together two
different aspects of absence, this exhibition portrays the impact of loss on individuals and society alike.


Sharon is the founder and editor of photoparley.com a website dedicated to discussing
contemporary photographic art.
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