Exhibition by Photofusion member Keith Greenough
The work of Photofusion member Keith Greenough is to be featured in a group exhibition, [( 6 )] : Personal Explorations in Photography, exploring the work of 6 photographers. Their collective work explores social themes throughout differing genres of photography, including landscape, portraiture and vernacular reportage.
Greenough’s work explores his experience as an ‘Ironman’ triathlete. Ironman triathlon is an endurance sport involving swimming, cycling and running over courses 140 miles long. Whilst devote a significant part of his life to training for and competing in these events Keith has used his experience as a source of photographic inspiration. Over two bodies of work he looks into the family he has built from his fellow competitors and the effects of the physical endurance he goes through personally.
The portraits within Ironman Family are deliberately deadpan, in sharp contrast to the typical heroic imagery of athletes in the media. The work challenges assumptions about the general nature of people who take part in endurance sports and why they challenge themselves to the extreme.
I am an Ironman is a more personal exploration looking into the mentally and physically grinding training for endurance races. I am an Ironman seeks to convey what this feels like through a series of self-portraits. The composite of 30 photographs suggests repetition of routine along with the awareness of a physical change that must come with the training. To see more work by Keith Greenough please visit his website.
Bank Street Arts
32-40 Bank Street
9 – 19 July 2014