Clare Richardson

“Beyond The Forest”

Beyond The Forest is a set of photographs that describes a place and it’s people, this place being the remote ‘Saxon Villages’ of Transylvania, in central Romania. Richardson has a fascination for small ‘close-knit’ communities which are firmly rooted in tradition, which is exactly what this community is. The people thee are believed to be the descendants of the children bedeviled by the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

“The exquisite pictures, fluctuating lyrically between formal portraiture and landscape studies, punctuated with astute documentary moments, capture the very essence of this indelible and disturbing fairytale.”

“All of my pictures are about people who have a sense of place – people who belong in one place, and have a strong relationship with the place where they live.” – Richardson

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