Somerset Stories

‘My passion and curiosity for Somerset has been fuelled by my long-term connection with this area where I spent my childhood. I am compelled to return again and again to explore my relationship with the landscape and the people living here. It is reassuring to witness the pioneering spirit of those living on and within the resources of their surroundings, and I wanted simply to capture intimate moments in families striving to create a way of life they believe in. My journey takes me through seasons, rituals, gatherings and day-to-day life. I witness a sense of belonging and identity within these rich bonds of family and community.’ Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams reflects on the sense of belonging and identity connected to Venetia’s childhood home. Exploring the haunts of her youth and the lives of the current inhabitants, the series intimately documents her surroundings and families who live there.This five year project was published in 2008 and was recently shown at the Phototaumnales Festival in France, September 2012 and was The Focale Gallery in Switzerland, September 2012 and is currently on show at the Espace Jorg Brockmann in Geneva.

Limited Edition
Signed by Venetia Dearden.
Hardcover, 28.5 x 24.4cm
128 pages
56 color photographs
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-014-2
Price GBP 30.00 / Euro 48.00
2008

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  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008
  • Selected image from the book, 'Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams' taken on journey’s through my homeland in the west country of the UK. 2004-2008

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