James Dewhirst is a photographic artist living and working in Manchester. His photographic practice seeks to open up questions about the connections we have with the places around us and how this is represented within photography. The work focuses on how the body navigates throughout the landscapes we inhabit and how one's memories and experiences impact the way in which places are perceived.
Alongside my photographic practice I curated and held a show in Manchester last October entitled 'In Amber' which celebrated the work of students graduating without a degree show due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show exhibited six northern-based artists working across various fields of photography, considering the medium's relationship to materiality, the digital image, constructed spaces and the narratives we create through our own experiences.