Sara Rawlinson
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Flora Series

Examining emotion and simplicity within the botanical world.

Library Series

My large photographic study of Cambridge College libraries aims to honour features that enable the dissemination and preservation of knowledge by highlighting the aesthetic environment in which books and documents are displayed and preserved. Ultimately, I aim to create a large monograph showcasing one library from each of the 31 Cambridge Colleges. Thus far, the following Colleges are included: Christ's, Churchill, Clare, Corpus Christi, Darwin, Emmanuel, Gonville & Caius, Homerton, Hughes Hall, Jesus, King's, Magdalene, Murray Edwards, Pembroke, Peterhouse, Queens', St Catharine's, St John's, and Trinity.

My Events

Preview Evening
6 Jul 2018 -
19:00 to 22:00
Preview Evening
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2018
Cambridge Open Studios 2018
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photography
Photographer specialising in small beautification details in both the architectural and botanical worlds.
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Sara fully produces each image all the way from concept, to shooting, through to printing. Her current  focuses on architectural details that enable the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, a sentiment repurposed from her first career as a lecturer and research scientist. Before coming to Cambridge at the end of 2016, Sara spent a lot of time  in the wide world, and honed her  skills in the wilds of Scotland. She also enjoys photographing the . Please visit her website for many more images.

CURRENT PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS:

: Libraries are rooted in my mind as the perfect location for escapism and amusement within a calm and tranquil environment. My weekly visits to the library as a child, borrowing eight books at a time, created a sense of devotion so strong that I often today refer to libraries as 'houses of the holy'. Now grown up (mostly!), I turn to a photographic study of libraries to honour these memories and also to honour the many librarians in my family. My large photographic study of these Cambridge College libraries aims to honour features that enable this dissemination and preservation of knowledge by highlighting the aesthetic environment in which such books and documents are displayed and preserved. Rather than focusing on the knowledge contained within the volumes, I illuminate the aesthetic environment in which such books and documents are displayed and preserved.

: I like to investigate the emotion and simplicity in the botanical world in a monochromatic textural macro style.