‘Home’- a photographic exhibition by Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) students from North Kent College and the University of Greenwich.
Our homes are essential spaces within our lives, a place of our daily endeavour’s-dwellings where we store our belongings, eat, sleep, dream and spend time with family. These spaces provide us with security, familiarity and comfort, but not all our homes are the same. An individual’s lifestyle, circumstances, tastes, beliefs, social status and class are reflected through our homes. The home can also differ and shift from safe-spaces, to places of anxiety, danger, unfamiliarity and dysfunction. To some the ‘home’ can be a feeling, an environment, a place, a person or group we surround ourselves with. These things can also change; just like our homes they are mobile and transitory too. War, attrition, conflict, terror and persecution force people to leave their homes, seek refuge and a new home elsewhere.
Through photography we can open the door to understanding not just where people live, but how they live. From the everyday domestic interior, to the strange, weird and wonderful, photographs of our homes can tell us something about the secret and intimate lives we lead.