2ha #02 explores the relationship between photography and suburban space. Three essays respond to the intimate link between the medium of photography and the spaces we occupy. Michael Hayes begins with the message of the medium, developing an argument that a uniquely photographic vision – defined by frame, limitations of the lens and a decentralised point-of-view – has shaped both the perception and making of suburban space. Hugh Campbell presents an insight into the changing environment of urban America 1964-79 and how this shift from centre to suburb is reflected in the work of Garry Winogrand and Stephen Shore. Martin McGagh produces a visual essay of photographic work which contemplates young adults, as they move through the twilight of their childhood, in the context of the generic housing estates where they live.
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