I began working on “Anywhere but here”in 2008. It’s a body of work that has grown very slowly and quite organically. The images come from various locations and from the restless, in-between times when I’m not concentrating on projects that seem clearer and more logical to me. The geographical and temporal reference points are blurred. There’s no real beginning and I don’t think there will be an end. The work comes from reality, but it’s a reality that’s distorted by subjectivity. It’s an expression of my state of mind during these, restless off-moments.
Alison McCauley is a photographer who lives in Genava. The main themes that run through her work look at issues concerning identity and belonging, migration and living conditions. These interests were doubtlessly born from Alison's experiences of constantly moving from country to country and the resulting ambivalence towards the idea of her own national identity and her feeling of not belonging to any particular country or community.
Alison has a fine arts background and holds degrees from the University of Southampton, the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva and the Open College of the Arts. She is a member of the documentary agency Dalam and a member of the collective Street Photographers.
Interview with Alison McCauley here.