Barbara Taylor’s work, though also concerned with archives, is more domestic and quietly personal, a series of bookworks that archive her personal life from a variety of different perspectives – all the bookmarks in her library, all the beds she has slept in, all the views from her kitchen window over a period of a year. Each of these books not only tells a story – but reveals the starting points for many other stories potentially nesting within it; through a series of very simple strategies Taylor reveals the complex web of experiences that make up a life, a richness that is dormant with in the everyday, produced through an obsessive process of recording and ordering and re-ordering.
Joanna Lowry 2010
Barbara Taylor (b. New York, USA) graduated University of Brighton in 2003 with a BA in Editorial Photography and is currently in her final year of the MA Photography course there. Her work has been included in exhibitions in Brighton, London, Barcelona, Majorca, and New York City, and used for live recording CDs officially released to fans by Ryan Adams and The Cardinals.