Auckland Festival of Photography presents a small taste of Julia Fullerton-Batten’s award-winning series Looking Out From Within, 2020 as part of the Isolation theme.
Julia Fullerton-Batten created this series while London was in lockdown from Covid-19, finding participants by advertising on social media and in the local press. The resulting series are real-life constructions documenting in their own ghostly way the London lockdown with the sense of isolation palpable.
All of the subjects were photographed in their own homes, looking out through the imprisoning window. The photographs were organized over the phone and email before the day of shooting, then Julia, along with her son doing the lighting, photographed the subjects without any physical contact from inside the window on the day of the shoot.
Looking Out From Within won the Fine Art category of the 2020 International Photography Awards.