ILLUMINATING CAMBRIDGE LIBRARIES

Click on each library image to see more. Artist's statement at the bottom of this page.

Coming soon: Emmanuel College, Homerton College, King's College, St Catharine's College

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Libraries are rooted in my mind as the perfect location for escapism and amusement within a calm and tranquil environment. My weekly visits to the library as a child, borrowing eight books at a time, created a sense of devotion so strong that I often today refer to libraries as 'houses of the holy'. Now grown up (mostly!), I turn to a photographic study of libraries to honour these memories and also to honour the many librarians in my family.

My large photographic study of these Cambridge College libraries aims to honour features that enable this dissemination and preservation of knowledge by highlighting the aesthetic environment in which such books and documents are displayed and preserved. Rather than focusing on the knowledge contained within the volumes, I illuminate the aesthetic environment in which such books and documents are displayed and preserved.

Whether light-filled or cozy, whether aged by centuries or by decades, the principal purpose always shines through: the preservation and dissemination of knowledge.