Your Space Or Mine
Four Hugs Wide
Coinciding with World Conservation Day, the latest Your Space Or Mine street display collaboration with photographer Harry Borden and writer Mireille Thornton brings a breath of tree scented fresh air to the busy streets of Bristol.
Borden was at the top of his game photographing famous faces when life changes caused a shift to making more personal work. His first book paired compelling portraits of Holocaust survivors together with their memories, handwritten and harrowing. Combining life stories and images, where a reader’s attention moves between the two to create numerous connections, was a format he wanted to pursue further. Thornton’s longstanding fascination with trees led to a joint interest in exploring the different ways people are involved with the arboreal world today. It proved to be a fertile and hugely rewarding venture.