10 Feb 2019

Wara Bullôt - Reimagining Through Photography

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 10 February 2019

The world's longest running photography exhibition this year features the work of Auckland based photographer Wara Bullôt - one of 54 invited international photographers in the Royal Photographic Society International Exhibition in Bristol. Wara's day job is as a science and marketing photographer at Plant & Food Research but her own creative work is quite different.

Two of her photos have been selected for the 161st year of the exhibition. Photographers from over 60 countries submitted more than 7,000 images for consideration.

"I'm so proud to represent New Zealand photography in this way looking at contemporary issues closer to home and the world." she says. "I hope my experience will inspire other young Kiwi photographers to be passionate, aim high and follow their dreams."

The selected images are part of her continuing series Know Where, which she began to assemble whilst studying at Massey University in Wellington. Those familiar with the city may recognise landmarks and locations such as Weltec School of Construction in Petone, presented as the reimagined future. The series explores the complex and co-existing relationship between nature and our built environment. Through layering multiple images and their meaning, by extension, Bullôt has created new visions of reconstructed ordinary landscapes as she tries to make sense of them and extract them from their original context.