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Sophie Somers

Photography Video and Digital Imaging | Class of 2020

Sophie Somers, a North East based photographer, confronts the constraints of man’s relationship with nature, inhabited spaces and the traces we leave behind. Through her images she explores personal fears: of the inside outside, observer observed, artificial femininity, home and loss of familiarity.

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The Empty Nest
The Empty Nest‘ documented her parent’s transformation of the family home, it was stripped of the past’s stains and they rebuilt together, reconnecting without the presence of children for the first time in 25 years. The changes happened over time, until it was unrecognisable, until it was not her home.

The Second Bite of the Cherry
'Second bite of the Cherry' worked with Sunderland Spinners a visually impaired bowling team, focusing on the importance of the social space, when lockdown happened the project transcended, revealing the socio-emotional effects of its loss. Phone call interviews discuss their experiences with sight loss; life in lockdown is familiar for the group, bowling was their outside world.

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