About Sally Hart
Sally Hart is a photographer, working between architectural design, visual practice and urban sociological research. Having previously worked in commercial practice, her current focus is on researching and representing the changing shape of cities and the influence of systems, both physical and digital, on the urban form. Much of this work is undertaken through visual practice, using an analytical methodology to reassemble familiar spaces into alternative ways of seeing.
‘Unprotected Views’ – Artists Statement
London’s visual appearance is partly defined by twenty-seven ‘Protected Views’ which protect and manage landmarks and vistas which are considered to be of strategic significance to the image of the city.
This work is intended as a provocation – an alternative set of protected views of London. They work within the same categories and technical criteria as the existing protected views, but articulate strategic elements of the city which are absent from the current views.
They invite the viewer to look beyond the assumptions we bring to different view types, and instead look deeper into how a city is articulating concerns about its image and identity through the objects and vistas it chooses to protect.
Unprotected Views was exhibited as part of the Habitus exhibition at the Menier Gallery which between Oct 20th – 25th 2014 and was part of the 2014 edition of Urban Photo Fest.
Duratrans produced by Genesis Imaging