Project Description

The Elephant Vanishes: Home. Image rights: Patrick Sutherland.

Home: The Elephant and Castle is the first of a three part collaborative photographic series, The Elephant Vanishes, documenting the lives and landscape of Elephant and Castle amidst its regeneration. The live project in its entirety spanned from 2006 to 2010, undertaken by students on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course at London College of Communication. The project, under the directorship of Patrick Sutherland, pursued a long-term photographic documentation of the area. Every new academic year students were equipped with a new theme with which to examine and portray the continuingly shifting faces and fabric around them.

‘Home’ is made up of 97 photographic works, exhibited at the Cuming Museum and compiled into part one of the publication The Elephant Vanishes.

MA Photography students that participated in Home: The Elephant and Castle:

Dougla Abuelo, Lihee Avidan, Mauro Bottaro, Thomas Brandi, Nicola Dracoulis, Shehani Fernando, Irina Popa, Lydia Polzer, Ben Speck.