“Belco’s a hole…. but it’s our hole”
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
Edition of 1000