Go Away Closer
“I called the image Go Away Closer. The words formed in my mind the moment I made the photograph. Go Away Closer is what happens between people: I can’t live with you, I can’t live without you. It could be another way of describing love. It’s also what happens with photography – you try desperately to hold on to something, but the moment you take the photograph it’s already in the past.”
This is Indian photographer Dayanita Singh talking in the Guardian about her favourite photograph. Go Away Closer is also the title of Dayanita Singh’s show at the Hayward Gallery and which will form the basis of an OCA study visit on Saturday 7 December. The visit will be led by tutors Clive White and Robert Enoch, the visit will be a revelation to many OCA photography students, but is an absolute must-see for those interested in the photobook and artists’ books more generally.
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