Breathe: Social Isolation Burnthouse Lane, Exeter

Michelle Sank’s photographic series ‘Breathe’ was taken in March and April 2020 whilst the artist was isolated from her partner and social group during lockdown. Michelle Sank is an internationally acclaimed social documentary photographer based in Topsham, Exeter.

Michelle Sank said: “I have been documenting – first with social isolation and then with lockdown – how people have managed private and public spaces during Covid on my daily walks in a neighbouring area “Burnthouse Lane” where I live in Exeter, Devon. This is an area that has a strong sense of community. I have been drawn to how people of all ages have negotiated this new way of being and how their interaction with these spaces has unfolded.” See Sank discuss this series here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gopwo0oMS34.

© Michelle Sank

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
19/2020/4a
Collection Class
Photographs
Medium
Digital C-Type colour print on conservation foamboard
Common Name
Breathe: Social Isolation Burnthouse Lane, Exeter
Simple Name
photograph
Period Classification
Modern (1945-)
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
2020
Production Person Initials
Michelle
Production Person Surname
Sank
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Breathe: Social Isolation, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter