Sight Unseen Sight Unseen is a visual exploration of how shadow and darkness function in photography, a medium which relies implicitly on clarity, light and vision to impart ideas, thoughts and interpretations of the world around us.
Stories, rituals and narrative traditions surrounding these elements are found in every era, across a diversity of cultures, and have long been associated with negative phenomena such as nightmares, danger, death, hidden strangers, blindness and the supernatural.
The exhibition is the work of four recent M.A. graduate photographers whose exploration of shadow and darkness is inherent within their practice. Through the manipulation of darkness, creating an underlying intensity and tension, they play with the absence of visual information – or what cannot be seen – to place the viewer in an i...