Struggling to understand the emotions provoked by the photograph, I suddenly felt a wash of nostalgia. Ha, the good old days. Yippee. But for someone who absolutely loathes nostalgia in any form, this was a strange feeling. Then I realised: with Southwood’s photographs, you adopt nostalgia as a defence against seeing the present. What he is actually showing you is the now, and being forced to confront the now means being forced to understand the past.
Chris Roper, extract from a review at:Â Â Â http://artthrob.co.za/02apr/reviews/bbr.html
30 c-prints, 50 by 60cm, 1/15 + 3 a/p