Prayer Meeting (Windermere)

1992

Kippin, John
John Kippin uses photography to interrogate the ways in which the pictorial landscape is constructed and perceived. He explores the idea of the landscape as a palimpsest, which is continuously being overwritten and changed to represent contemporary concerns within society, politics and culture. Kippin is also interested in commenting on our relationships with our environment and surroundings, together with constructing visual interpretations of the past. His work Prayer Meeting, Windermere (1992) captures a gathering of Muslims in the Lake District. In this image, Kippin challenges traditional depictions of the quintessentially British countryside by framing it within contemporary culture, and documenting social and environmental change.
  • Artwork Details: 76 x 71cm
  • Edition: 3 of 25
  • Material description: Pigment print
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC20/2017

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