Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke - Transposed Bodies. Hámos and Pratschke use 294 photographs to tell a surreal story which explores and questions our physical versus our mental attractions to people. The narrative is only in a rough chronological order and some of the photographs are supported by short sentences, "Jan's father was a butcher" for example. This makes the narrative more difficult to understand and as such the viewer (or indeed reader) is forced to really engage with the piece in order to fully understand it.
Bertien Van Manen - Give Me Your Image. Give Me Your Image explores the private display of images. Van Manen takes photographs of photographs in their found environment. Most of them were from within Eastern European immigrant family homes. The series makes a statement about the importance of photography, about sentimentality and nostalgia. Van Manen's photographs are not important because they are displayed in a gallery, they are a visual anthropology - 'With the advances of digital or mobile-phone camera technology, this means of keeping private photos and retaining memories and histories is slowly disappearing'. This is particularly pertinent to our work because it is placing every day scenes in an artistic context, creating a composition amongst normailty.