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The main themes of my work include isolation and alienation as represented through place and the human landscape. I photograph everyday environments as an outsider, dislocated from a space's primary function and instead viewing it from the perspective of a bystander. In portraying these landscapes shaped by humans in such a way, I aim to comment on the organisation of space and the interpretation by the individual within the context of social, political and cultural issues. For me photography is about representing reality from a different perspective in order to reflect on our world, encouraging depth of thought, questioning and understanding and increasing spatial awareness.
A member of Young Photographers United's Elite, Victoria J. Dean (b. Belfast, 1980)graduated from Blackpool and the Fylde College in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Photography, and has exhibited her work throughout the UK and Ireland in a number of group and solo exhibitions. Victoria was commended by New York's PDN in their 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2007, and was awarded Honourable Mention in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward 2007. Represented by the Golden Thread Gallery (Belfast), at SCOPE New York and in Elective Perspective at Galeria Arsenal in Bialystok, Poland in 2010. Her work is held in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection and a number of private collections in the UK and Ireland.