Rebuilding Art: The Conservation of St Giles House

CompanyJusitn Barton Photography
PhotographerJustin Barton
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

England is defined by its historic architectural environment, but naturally with the advent of new building practices and materials, traditional crafts have been in decline. Many of these skills are in danger of dying out. This series follows the conservation and restoration of one of the most important buildings in the South of England over a period of three years. Categorized as of ‘exceptional interest and internationally important’, by English Heritage the photographs examine the process through the eyes of the craftsmen themselves. Showing behind the layers of brick and plasterwork the touch and tread of artisans of centuries past.

About Photographer

Justin is a freelance photographer based in Kennington London. His interests in photography are wide and varied, but his current specializations are portraits, architecture, interiors, still life, landscapes. His personal work is often at the crossroads of Art and Documentary photography - an examination of the details that explain the whole. He won the Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer Scholarship 2013, First Prize in Still Life at the International Color Awards 2013. He also won awards in both 2010 and 2011 at the International Photography Awards for his architectural work and was shortlisted for the WPGA in 2010. He has been selected for the Singapore International Photo Festival 2014 and was exhibited at the Copenhagen and Organ Vida Photo Festivals in 2013. He remains faithful to large format film both 5x4 and 8x10 whenever possible.