Touch-Line: Untitled - Sandy Park Stadium (photograph)


In Sank’s images, location and environment provide the narrative for a portrait. By recording her subjects in their surroundings – a park, a living room – the photographer prompts us to reflect on the connection between an individual and their ‘space’.

In the case of Touch-Line however, the location is not topographical. There are suggestions of Exeter and Devon – a glimpsed church spire perhaps – but the subjects are not in their natural location. Physically, the rugby pitch is nondescript. The space depicted in Touch-Line is instead a cultural space: an arena, a game.

In this distinctive cultural space Sank reveals there are people shouting, dressing up, reversing conventions and indulging, for a moment, in magic and enchantment.

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