Artist statement for the wall of the exhibition



Using photography as a therapeutic tool is often considered to have benefits such as encouraging personal growth, development and the understanding of emotions. Alongside this, the potential to develop an appreciation of the beauty of the world which we inhibit.

Stephanie Murton has pursued this approach within the solitude and seclusion of natural landscapes; using the camera as a therapeutic tool to explore emotions which are both difficult to communicate and understand from the perspective of an individual with autism. In the accompanying photo book, there are additional photographs from the Breakthrough series, with poetry which aims to offer further context into her own perception of life.



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