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An immersive photographic exhibition by E M Campbell

FREE ENTRY / ELM TREE FARM, Park Rd, Bristol BS16 1AA
Thursday, 28 September 1 - 6PM
Friday, 29 September 1 - 6PM
Saturday, 30 September 10 - 5PM
Sunday, 1 October 10 - 5PM

Water Salad on Monday is a book and exhibition of beautiful black and white photographs that tenderly picks their way through the special natures that exists at this magical place - a farm that works with flora, fauna, volunteers, carers and adults with learning disabilities.  

To buy the book click here.

Esther has been in situ for a year here and witness to births and deaths, mud and blood, connection and community while clicking her battered, analogue camera.  Pasting photos to the grungy surfaces of Elm Tree Farm, the exhibition in September will be a treasure trail of sensory pleasure.  Beaming from the chicken-shed and barn, pinned up in the canteen, stored amongst the fruit and veg, her photos will crop up everywhere.  Blurring definitions of documentary and fable, the exhibition and book capture poignant, hilarious and mesmerisingly mundane moments in tiny detail and vast emotion.  A working farm and shop means that these photos that hold still life for a single moment will be surrounded by their living, breathing muses in resplendent early Autumn conditions. #WSOMEXHIBITION / Instagram: @esthermaycampbell

Esther is a photographer and film maker who rediscovered the joy and expression of Black & White photography using a shared SLR camera whilst betweens locations. Known for her moving image work, she wrote and directed  BAFTA winning short, September, which travelled the world picking up multiple awards to then be released as a soundtrack and DVD by Invada Records. More recently she completed the feature film Light Years shot around Bristol and starring singer Beth Orton and Muhummet Uzner, with sounds from Eric Chenaux and Chris Watson.  The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival before going around the world.  She makes music videos, has directed Skins for Channel 4 and Kenneth Branagh's Wallander and is part of the Cube Cinema where she helps in running a cinema for displaced children in Haiti and Nepal (the Kids Kino Project).