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Image of Menie: Trumped by Alicia Bruce

Menie: Trumped

By Alicia Bruce
Type of Print:
Archival Pigment Print

Paper Type:
Epson Premium Lustre

Date of Publication:
2010 - Edition of 30

Special edition print by Alicia Bruce produced to coincide with the exhibition 'Industries ' at Street Level Photoworks in June 2014.
In Menie: a portrait of a North-East coastal community in conflict, Alicia Bruce spent the summer of 2010 collaborating with residents of the Menie estate, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Aberdeenshire. At that time, the residents' homes were under threat of compulsory purchase as Trump International started construction of a golf course, hotel, and housing development. The photographic portraiture in this ongoing project “retells the stories of the Menie residents, not to monumentalise or distort their views, but in order to fix their message more securely in the cultural imagination” (Catriona McAra). The works present a humane story about people and place - an observance of conflicted territory and those who inhabit it.

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