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City parks in lockdown


About the project

Throughout June Sophie began to walk in local parks. Responding to the isolation that had become our daily lives and with a humility that is present in the pictures themselves, Wedgwood would lose herself in parks, stumbling upon whimsical scenes and moments of tenderness. The strangers she photographed are deeply absorbed in their thoughts yet somehow also longing for connection. The images provide a window into the trepidation of everyday people as epochal events play out across the world. The subjects were street cast by Lisa Dymph Megens on their walks. The project is ongoing.

Photography: Sophie Wedgwood

Casting by Lisa Dymph Megens 

Bio

Sophie Wedgwood is a photographer from Camberwell, London b 1991. Sophie first began working in reportage, travelling the UK for a project titled ‘Growing up Young’. Her portrait of the nation was nominated for a Webby for Best Photography, World Press Award and Magnum’s Award for Graduate Photographers. More recently Sophie began working on longer term documentary projects and won Magnum Photo’s Award for Emerging Photographer which was selected by Lua Ribeira. She is particularly in interested in the narrative and depth in the ordinary which is reflected in her candid shots of everyday life.