Caroline de Vries

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VIDEO: Caroline de Vries discusses Swedish caravans and weird Icelandic frozen plant formations.

VIDEO: Caroline de Vries discusses Swedish caravans and weird Icelandic frozen plant formations.

VIDEO: Caroline de Vries discusses Swedish caravans and weird Icelandic frozen plant formations.

Never quite sure what she will find, Caroline de Vries uses her camera as a documenting apparatus, much like a scientist might collect specimens, recording scenes and objects which she then sorts and brings to order in her studio.

In many of her series, Caroline is as interested in the collective narrative as much as in the story of any individual image. In particular she explores how the process of sequencing can change and inform our interpretation of the photographs. In "Small Archives" she has taken common street objects and furniture and has created a series that ignores specific geography so that we can begin to gain an abstract sense of the object, be it a tree, a temporary shelter or a kiosk. Through repetition we can then see both cultural similarities and differences.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London and now living in Paris, Caroline has exhibited in the UK as well as in Germany, France and Poland with shows at the Neurotitan Galley in Berlin; the Galerie Le Lieu in Lorient and the Photomonth festival in Krakow, Poland.

Her work has been widely published and was selected for the Best in Book section of the Creative Review Photography Annual and for The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography published by the Humble Art Foundation.

Caroline is currently working on her series "Small Archives" which can be seen on her website and Troika Editions will be featuring work from this series later in the year.