ELEANOR GREGORY


SNAP SHOTS TELL THE STORY BEST

Eleanor Gregory Snap Shots

The family photograph album is where we belong – or where we think we ought to belong.

Snap Shots Tell The Story Best is a sentiment of loss and displacement, and a romance with one’s own fantasy. Exploring the photographic space within the family frame, Snap Shots Tell The Story Best positions the camera as synonymous to the mythology of family, and critically analyses a constructed version of family in negotiation with an ideal.

Influenced by Larry Sultan’s Pictures from Home and early Kodak advertisements, Eleanor’s work breaks the conventional approach to photographing the family, expanding further on ideas of performance and documentary truth. Working ambiguously, Snap Shots Tell The Story Best exposes the disjunction between image and remembered experience, and demonstrates how a set of social codes can manipulate a sense of belonging.