Growing Spaces by Chris Hoare. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format paperback in new condition. Signed by Chris Hoare to title page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Growing Spaces
So, Growing Spaces by photographer Chris Hoare is a chronicle of urban land cultivation in Bristol. Since April 2020, Hoare has been slowly and methodically documenting the allotment-goers, landscape and seasonal changes across the official and unofficial growing spaces of the city. The resulting photographs, originally commissioned by Bristol Photo Festival, are published in this new book to coincide with an exhibition of the work at the inaugural festival in summer 2021.
Hoare’s project documents eleven sites across the city from established allotment sites to community gardens and improvised plots on disused lands. The project was conceived pre- Covid-19 pandemic but its timing, coinciding with increased demand for green spaces for cultivating produce, allowed him to capture the formation and energy of a growing renaissance.
About Chris Hoare
Chris Hoare (1989) was born in Bristol where he currently lives and works. In 2019 he gained his MA in Photography from University of West of England. His work focuses on the overlooked in society, exploring themes of identity and place, whilst utilising ‘speculative documentary’ to tell visual stories in a loose metaphorical way.