by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 1998
8 7/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (225 mm x 205 mm)
Given by Harry Borden, 1998
Sitterback to top
- Harry Borden (1965-), Photographer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist of 116 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Harry Borden (1965-), Photographer. Artist of 116 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 28 Read entry
The expanse of luscious green grass creates a sense of infinite space interrupted by stark tree shadows making calligraphic patterns among the autumn leaves. Borden almost cradles the large, heavy camera in an elegant, poetic gesture. A lone leaf is reflected at the top of the rectangular mirror. Like Brandt, his self-portrait illustrates a disorientating approach to what might be considered a very private engagement: both photographers have chosen an ‘open’ rather than a ‘closed’ outside space, whose definitions emanate from the boundaries of the mirror.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Well Street Common, Hackney, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- A Question of Identity: Self-Portrait Photographs 1850-2000 (20 September 2005 - 29 January 2006)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1998back to top
Current affairsThe Human Rights Act is passed giving further effect in UK Law to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Act, which came into effect in 2000, gave individuals the opportunity to argue in a British court that their human rights had been breached. As a last resort individuals are still able to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Art and scienceAnthony Gormley's monumental sculpture Angel of the North is erected just outside Gateshead. The sculpture is 20 metres tall and has a wingspan of 54 metres. Despite initial local and press controversy, the work is now considered a landmark of the North of England and cannot be missed from the A1 road or East Coast Mainline railway (the main routes from London to Scotland).
InternationalThe British and Irish governments sign the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, which is subsequently endorsed by voters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at referendums. The Agreement established a new Northern Ireland Assembly, which formed a parliament made up of representatives from different parties. The Assembly has since been suspended and attempts continue for its re-establishment.
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