31st December 2019

Award-winning photographer Emma Amsden is profoundly deaf, and her picture-taking projects in the Yorkshire Dales often emphasise the isolation she feels in “a world without sound.”

“My pictures speak eloquently of the countryside I love with a passion. When the weather changes, it inspires me from within, I have an empathy with it. I can’t hear anything, but I feel that I grew up with a relationship with the environment. Using my strong visual sense, I see texture – taking photographs I feel the oppressive atmosphere of black heavy clouds in contrast with the landscape.”

“Preferring to use natural light only, a major element of my work is the imaginative use of light and contrast. I have a keen eye especially when I capture many facial expressions on people’s faces, they’re sad and happy. My pictures of sweeping, empty landscapes with their haunting atmosphere and beautiful imagery, seems to share with the viewer a sense of silence and isolation”.

“I have developed my own style – moody, landscape and intense studies of people, using natural light to emphasise textures and patterns to create effect – A world without sound, I love with passion”.

The exhibition will run from 5th November – 30th December

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