'It's only Black and White':
images in the making for Open Studios 2022
B&W photographs contrasting with charcoal portraits and abstractions when you visit 'It's Only Black and White' at Herts Visual Arts OPEN STUDIOS, September-October 2022Living in Tavistock Crescent W11 and a student at the Architectural Association, Sarah Bissett Scott photographed what she saw and what she was a part of in London 1976. Returning to those black & white photographs Sarah shines a spotlight on a disappeared community - vibrant, diverse, exuberant, facing poverty with humour and fighting a decaying urban fabric. By 2012 though some places and some people are recognisably still there, others are completely changed - a vastly different urban and economic landscape. These B&W photographs contrasting with charcoal portraits and abstractions were displayed at 'It's Only Black and White' for the Herts Visual Arts OPEN STUDIOS, September-October 2023.