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Press

  • AnOther (I)
    2019 WWW
  • AnOther (II)
    2015 WWW
  • AnOther Man
    2018 WWW
  • BJP
    2019 WWW
  • Creative Review
    2019 PDF
  • Its Nice That
    2017 WWW
  • Paper-Journal
    2019 WWW
  • Riposte
    2019 WWW
  • Zeit
    2019 PDF
  • Artist Statement

    This website offers a selection of images from Kerry J Dean's body of work ‘Observations and Orchestrations’ the culmination of 14 years of her ongoing fascination with the people and topography of Mongolia. She is drawn back time and again by the uncomfortable and incongruous beauty that she finds in the clash of traditional and contemporary culture. Themes that recur in the work very often start with chance encounters, which then become obsessions sparking a series of orchestrated images shot over several years. A troop of small girls making their way to school, every one with a synthetic froth of brightly coloured poms poms in her hair, a lingering trace of the communist education system. Cars and trucks seemingly marooned in the desert and wrapped in printed cloth to protect them from the intemperate climate.

    Through this process of discovery and creation Kerry has built close and intimate relationships that have allowed her to go deeper into the heart of Mongolia, to see beyond the yurts and eagle festivals, capturing the every day practicalities, the domestic acts that are extraordinary and theatrical but rapidly changing and disappearing under a tide of urbanization and digitisation.

    The working process that Kerry has evolved through her time in Mongolia has influenced all her projects and in many ways the name ‘Observations and Orchestrations’ captures the essence of her approach to photography.

    Kerry has also extended her work in Mongolia to include moving image, directing her first short film documenting the 'Fair' cashmere project, which supports the livelihoods of nomadic herding communities in the remote Gobi desert.

    Kerry has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hyères Festival Grand Prix 2019.

    In 2020 work from the series will be published and exhibited.


    Press

  • AnOther (I)
    2019 WWW
  • AnOther (II)
    2015 WWW
  • AnOther Man
    2018 WWW
  • BJP
    2019 WWW
  • Creative Review
    2019 PDF
  • Its Nice That
    2017 WWW
  • Paper-Journal
    2019 WWW
  • Riposte
    2019 WWW
  • Zeit
    2019 PDF
  • Artist Statement

    This website offers a selection of images from Kerry J Dean's body of work ‘Observations and Orchestrations’ the culmination of 14 years of her ongoing fascination with the people and topography of Mongolia. She is drawn back time and again by the uncomfortable and incongruous beauty that she finds in the clash of traditional and contemporary culture. Themes that recur in the work very often start with chance encounters, which then become obsessions sparking a series of orchestrated images shot over several years. A troop of small girls making their way to school, every one with a synthetic froth of brightly coloured poms poms in her hair, a lingering trace of the communist education system. Cars and trucks seemingly marooned in the desert and wrapped in printed cloth to protect them from the intemperate climate.

    Through this process of discovery and creation Kerry has built close and intimate relationships that have allowed her to go deeper into the heart of Mongolia, to see beyond the yurts and eagle festivals, capturing the every day practicalities, the domestic acts that are extraordinary and theatrical but rapidly changing and disappearing under a tide of urbanization and digitisation.

    The working process that Kerry has evolved through her time in Mongolia has influenced all her projects and in many ways the name ‘Observations and Orchestrations’ captures the essence of her approach to photography.

    Kerry has also extended her work in Mongolia to include moving image, directing her first short film documenting the 'Fair' cashmere project, which supports the livelihoods of nomadic herding communities in the remote Gobi desert.

    Kerry has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hyères Festival Grand Prix 2019.

    In 2020 work from the series will be published and exhibited.