Sharon Boothroyd – Disrupted Vision

Where does meaning reside? Who decides the meaning of a created work?


Sharon Boothroyd approached strangers on the streets of Paris, London, Oxford and on the beach in Wales and asked them if she could take their picture with her Polaroid camera. After the image appeared she asked the person what they would have done differently if they were the photographer.
Boothroyd is questioning who has the last say on how an image is read. Does the subject know what is real because it is them in the picture? Is it the photographer who directs and creates the final reading or does the meaning depend upon the interpretation of the viewer? By inviting all three participants into the dialogue, Disrupted Vision allows for ambiguous and open-ended meanings to unravel.










More images and other interesting ones on Sharon Boothroyd’s website. Among her great photographic career, Sharon is also a visiting lecturer, she is represented by Lensky Gallery and lives in Oxford with her husband and two young daughters.Sharon founded and edits, an inspirational website that exists to talk to people about photography with all content in interview style.