Photo: The Path of an Honest Man, 2017 © Alexandra Lethbridge
Born in Hong Kong and based in the UK, Alexandra Lethbridge (b. 1987, UK) graduated from the University of Brighton with an MA in Photography after attending the Winchester School of Art. She also completed training at the International Center of Photography in New York City. In 2014, her first publication – The Meteorite Hunter – was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award, and was awarded the Professional Choice winner of the Danny Wilson Memorial Award in association with the Brighton Photo Fringe. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Foam Magazine, HotShoe, Der Grief and Wired Magazine, and has been exhibited at various institutions throughout London, Paris, Portugal, China and India. Lethbridge’s work blends facts with fiction, stretching her audience’s perception of themes surrounding reason, emotion and imagination.
Common ground describes the ways we are united and in turn, divided. Non-verbal communication and unspoken languages affect the way we understand or misinterpret each other. The Path of an Honest Man conducts a visual study into the hidden language of lying to find commonalities in universal gestures and visual cues. A lie is to make a false statement with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth, a falsehood. The lie creates a fictitious image of a situation or person. The work examines visual methods of deception and the creation of false images.
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