‘Natural Experience’, Bømlo, June 2011, Polaroid 88 film
“These 4 polaroids are from a tiny, overgrown, abandoned graveyard on an island called Bømlo on the west coast of Norway. It is not far from were my mother was brought up and I used to spend my summer holidays.
The grave belongs to a girl who died in 1856 only 4 months old.
We will all die one day. And with time we will all be forgotten. Just like that little girl.
To me, this is a ‘family photograph’.” – BS
Stuart invited 107 photographers from around the globe to participate in the project at the beginning of 2011.
And in February 2011 each photographer submitted a title/instruction to inspire a photograph by another person in the project. The photographers were connected like links in a chain. They were asked to respond to the title set by the person directly behind them. The title they set was directed to the photographer directly in front of them.