“Sarah Pickering’s photographs disturb our sense of security and illuminate the ways in which we cope with traumatic events that are beyond our control,” states the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. British artist Sarah Pickering’s unmanipulated images of seemingly everyday tragedies blur the lines between reality and fiction. Working with emergency services, the police, and even pyrotechnical manufacturers, Pickering creates images that pull her audience sometimes violently out of their comfort zones.
Pickering’s work has been exhibited all over the world, most recently at the Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Meessen De Clercq in Brussels.
Sarah Pickering elsewhere on Lannan.orgExplosions, Fires and Public Order: Photographs by Sarah Pickering, (Art)
Sarah Pickering: Explosions, Fires, and Public Order, (Art)