Sarah Anne Johnson at Stephen Bulger Gallery
Sarah Anne Johnsonâs second extended project, The Galapagos Project, is based on ecological volunteer tourism in the Galapagos Islands. Like her first highly acclaimed project Tree Planting, she continues to explore the themes of idealism and nature. What has made her projects particularly unique is that although she predominantly uses photography, she also blends in sculpting and painting.
Johnson's photographs were taken over two separate trips while living and working with other volunteers in an agricultural rehabilitation mission on the Galapagos Islands. In some situations she did not have her camera but was able to remember these moments visually or emotionally. In these instances she recreates the scenes with clay figures and dioramas, which were then photographed or included as part of her exhibition. Her show mixes photographs of both real (above left) and constructed (above right) scenes.