Amanda Gordon was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her photographic career began when she worked as a press photographer and assistant picture editor at Aberdeen Journals Ltd (2000 - 2010).
Following a relocation to the south coast of England, Amanda saw her opportunity to return to academia where she undertook a BA (Hons) in Photography, University of Brighton (2013-2016). Subsequently she decided to continue with these studies and completed a MA Photography, University of Brighton (2016-2019).
Re-presenting banal materials and objects found within the domestic space, my work continually examines the intrinsic fragility of matter and being, and the boundary of existence and death. These everyday materials are transformed into the ‘other’; no longer identifiable, existing ambiguously in both state and space thereby allowing the viewer to exercise a degree of autonomy in authorship, context and interpretation.
However my depiction of fragility extends beyond the compositional content of each of my images and is referenced and mirrored in the delicate surfaces of my photographic objects. It is this materiality that I feel is an essential contextual consideration throughout my work, particularly at a time in its history, when photography is suffering from its own crisis of materiality.
2019 graduated - MA Photography, University of Brighton - Distinction
2016 graduated - BA (Hons) Photography, University of Brighton - First Class
2019 - Unfixed, University of Brighton, Edward Street Gallery, Brighton
2016 – Free Range Show (Photography Week Two), Old Truman Brewery, London
2016 – University of Brighton Graduate Show, Edward Street Gallery, Brighton
2016 - Ryerson/Brighton Image Exchange, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
2015 – Anatomies, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
2015 – Shift, University of Brighton Gallery, Grand Parade, Brighton
2016 – Platform Award - nomination
2013 –International Street Photography Award - shortlisted