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Rachael Ward

 Rachael Ward, 2020 BA (Hons) Photography graduate, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

Title of Piece: Intangible Knots


Ward’s project Intangible Knots focuses on hairs hidden qualities, by incorporating cameraless and digital photographic techniques, in order to initiate a relationship with hair which never existed whilst she was maturing.

The objectification of hair through subtraction and its physical manipulation allows for the creation of unusual and intriguing shapes. Ward enjoys being open about her relationship with hair and while challenging immediate perceptions her work persuades the viewer to engage with this subject and delve deeper through observative methods.

Ward’s work is a personal journey and subject of her life of how the relationship with hair was never fully maintained. Moreover, Intangible Knots investigates the social and cultural perception of hair perceived and forces us to consider why our relationship with hair is so important.

Rachael is now hoping to pursue a career as a medical photographer, and she is currently applying for trainee roles where she will study a PGCert in Clinical Photography and Illustration.

My Experience:

• Live Exhibitions
• Studio space
• Darkroom

The whole university experience for me has been so inspiring! I now have the opportunity to aspire my goals and my prospects are bright.

I have learnt so much from my tutors and peers. I particularly enjoyed having the photography darkroom to myself, becoming lost within a project.