Lost (1998)

Lost (and The Edge of The Garden) Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Portfolio Gallery Edinburgh, and UK Touring Exhibition (1998/9)

“Karen Ingham makes both fine classic prints and, in a close collaboration with Cardiff’s Ffotogallery, has developed an installation of jewel-like light-boxes, housing small colour transparencies… photographs of intense reflection.

Ultimately, Karen Ingham’s photography has a severely moral purpose. It warns of and anticipates crisis, advises us to take care to heed the old stories of loss and abandonment that we might meet in a book of children’s fairy stories. Something is lurking beyond the frame of each photograph which, we need to guard against or eliminate.”

Extract from Lost, essay by Val Williams in Portfolio Journal of Contemporary Photography in Britain, No. 27, 1998, p. 72