Mundane - 2022 Virtual Exhibition
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Upward (Stairs at night) by Tony Harding
Stairs are a mundane, and a not uncommon occurrence in our day-to-day life. Yet they can imbue symbolic meaning beyond their simple geometric structure. They reflect cohesion, psychological groundedness and a means of moving upwards (in life).
Judges comments: On a dark night in the city and I head towards the stairs ... They are illuminated and it's easy to see where to step. It's such an everyday scenario - so banal that we wouldn't normally notice anything beyond the functionality of the steps and their illumination. Step into this space with a photographer's eye and it becomes a visually powerful subject highlighted by the theatrical lighting we would normally associate with film noir movies,