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James Russell Cant

Divided to the Ocean

Using the sea and the tide as metaphors, Divided to the Ocean considers the divisions of time, place and self, as well as the potential for melancholy, inherent in the process of migration. These portraits of individuals who have migrated to England by sea are composites, palimpsests of 24 images made over a period of time punctuated by high water. The subsequent backgrounds are the seascapes of the waters they crossed on their arrival. Ebbing and flowing, the sea both connects and divides the subjects from their land of origin.

With thanks to John Jones.

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Keith: Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica to London 1959

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Simone: Uetze, Germany to Dover 1998

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Basil: George Town, British Guyana to Southampton 1960

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Emer: Galway, Ireland to Pembroke Dock 2006

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Ruta: Trikata, Latvia to Harwich 1944 to 1951

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Donal: Belfast, Northern Ireland to Preston 1973

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Pauline: Belfast, Northern Ireland to Preston 1973

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Uta: Osaka, Japan to London 1953

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Kerttu: Urjala, Finland to Tilbury 1959 to 1960

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Andy: George Town, British Guyana to Southampton 1960

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Wallace: Birchip, Australia to London 1936