I’ve been told that you never truly leave behind the place you grew up. That it remains deep within your experience of the world. Feeling conflicted about one’s place of origin is certainly not unique, but for me, the process of returning ‘home’ and reconciling my perception of place with its banal and vernacular reality was a surprising yet cathartic experience. The photographs in this series express the idea that belonging, connection and identity is deeply rooted in the specifics of one’s inhabited landscape. The landscape depicted here being the 25 northernmost suburbs of Canberra known as Belconnen, or to us locals, as ‘Belco’.
Photographs by Lee Grant Essays by Martyn Jolly and Yolande Norris 136 pp., 65 colour plates, 25.5 x 29.5cms Section sewn hardback with dust-jacket, 25.5 x 29cms, 136pp ISBN 9780987349507 Edition of 1000