John Burns

John Burns

Photographer currently studying with the Open College of the Arts.

My practice is currently focussed on exploration of the family including archive and created images.

In June 2022 my mother moved out of her house and into a local care home. Her house was subsequently emptied and sold. Her remaining belongings were put in a box. As part of this process I created Clare with the Pig – it is not intended to be a journalistic documentation of my mother’s illness, or our relationship, as an attempt to rehabilitate. Not an explanation of her character but an expression of pathos.




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