Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed

The Photographers' Gallery

James Cant

Keith- Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica to London 1959, from the series Divided to the Ocean

College/University: London College of Communication
Course Level/Title: MA Photography

Using the sea and the tide as metaphors, Divided to the Ocean relates to divisions of time, place and self, and to the melancholic potential of migration as a process. These portraits, that include James Cantís own father, are of individuals who have migrated to England by sea. They are composites, palimpsests of twenty-four images made over a period of time spanning high water. The backgrounds are made up of the seascapes each person crossed as they traveled to England. Ebbing and flowing, these seas both connect and divide the subjects from their land of origin. www.jcant.co.uk
Keith- Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica to London 1959, from the series Divided to the Ocean
Keith- Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica to London 1959, from the series Divided to the Ocean
Emer- Galway, Ireland to Pembroke Dock 2006, , from the series Divided to the Ocean
Ruta- Trikata, Latvia to Harwich 1944 to 1951, , from the series Divided to the Ocean
Donal- Belfast, Northern Ireland to Preston 1973, , from the series Divided to the Ocean
Kerttu- Urjala, Finland to Tilbury 1959 to 1960, from the series Divided to the Ocean
Basil-George Town, British Guyana to Southampton 1960, from the series Divided to the Ocean
Wallace- Birchip, Australia to London 1936, from the series Divided to the Ocean
Andy- George Town, British Guyana to Southampton 1960, from the series Divided to the Ocean
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