Our 16th post goes to Denise Marie Myers. A tender and universal project about Women of WWII and their partners and lovers out at war. Take a read below to hear from Myers herself. We hope to see a lot more great projects like this in the future from Myers.
‘All England Waits’ was made in response to love letters from WWII. Written by women, the letters were sent to husbands, boyfriends and fiancees serving overseas. The work, which combines contemporary landscape photography and archive material purchased on Ebay, articulates something of the experience of women in wartime, yet also speaks about the universality of love and the fear of loss.
2014 will see the 70th anniversary of D-Day and this work offers the audience an imaginative and metaphorical journey into the past, whilst encouraging them to consider how modern conflicts still affect those left behind. - Denise Marie Myers