Liam Wallace

BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging | Class of 2021

Liam is a photographer with nine years of experience, originally from Lincoln, Lincolnshire. His interest in photography began at a young age, capturing images with disposable cameras that developed a meaningful fascination with photography. Eventually, he got the opportunity to study photography in a secondary school which made him more determined to further studies in photography. Since Studying BA (Hons) Photography, Video, and Digital Imaging at the University of Sunderland, Liam has expanded his knowledge and interest in art photography and his main interest is storytelling. The photographic approaches he focuses on are documentary, landscape and architectural photography.

Eradication Deforestation
This project aims to portray the devastation caused by the outbreak of ash dieback on a small pocket of woodland in the Lincolnshire countryside. The series of images show how the landscape has been altered by machines to eradicate the disease in the area and how deforestation has stripped away a refuge and habitat for many species of animals.  It is important to bring this tree disease to people’s attention as it has the potential to wipe out a species of tree, but also it endangers the ecosystem and the animals and insects that rely on ash trees. The series also explores the effects the disease has on various trees by observing the barks of the trees that have been felled. 

The deforested area documented in this project will have an estimated 2000 trees re-planted within 10 years as part of the landowner’s forestry plan.