Photofusion Member | Mitch Karunaratne
Prior to studying for her MA Photography at Brighton University, Mitch studied Cultural Geography and this interest between the physical environment and the texture of human life, still underpins her practice.
She lives and work in London as both a photographer and a teacher, she is a founding member of the MAP6 collective and has exhibited her work widely.
Her work is often realized in the form of artist books, finding small and alternative ways to tell the stories that strongly drive her work, as well as find ways to make those stories accessible to others.
“Herring is one of this century’s principal shapers of Icelanders’ destinies. Without herring it is questionable whether the modern society that now exists in Iceland could ever have been developed.”
- Icelandic Historical Atlas, Vol.3, p.40
Icelanders of a certain age, still talk fondly of the “Herring Years”, when a season’s fishing could buy a young couple their first house, jobs were bountiful and money flowed freely.
In the late 1950’s, the fish left.