Artist's Talk with Ingrid Pollard
Ingrid Pollardʼs images are invested with a sense of belonging. They are acts of belonging, be that through culture, heritage, practice, experience or through a landscape. Pollard played an important role in early 1980s photography, documenting black people’s creativity and presence in Britain. Pollard became known for her photographic series questioning social constructs, such as “Britishness” and racial difference. While investigating race, ethnicity and public spaces, she has developed a body of work juxtaposing landscape and portraiture, which provide a context for issues of migration, family and home.
Ingrid Pollard (born 1953 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a British artist and photographer. Her work uses portraiture photography and traditional landscape imagery to explore social constructs such as Britishness or racial difference. Pollard is associated with Autograph, the Association of Black Photographers. She lives and works in London. Pollard’s work is in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Trust, Bath University, and other UK institutions. She is the subject of a dozen scholarly monographs and journal articles.