‘Unexpected Salford’ (2020)
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Jesse Glazzard is an artist originally from West Yorkshire. His work deals with class, sexuality and gender politics; in an intimate reflection of the LGBT+ community.
He graduated from BA Fashion Image Making and Styling at the University of Salford in 2018. After taking part in our Graduate Scholarship scheme, he has gone on to a successful photographic practice – with clients including Vice, Dazed, and i-D magazines.
For this micro-commission, Jesse has revisited and reflected on his own body of photographic work made in 2018:
“The work aims to look back on how Salford changed my life, and how the struggles were over come from a present version of myself…this work gives me time to really reconnect with a place that pushed me to be where I am today.
“It felt good to feel completely free in this commission – often it’s hard for this to happen. I felt like I spoke some of my truths and my memories from Salford.”
Part of our Salford SPRING Micro-commissions programme, find out more & view other works here.
Read more about Glazzard’s work in our collection: LGBT+ Letters