United Kingdom

Alice Myers

www.alicemyers.ne

Biography

Alice studied photography at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating in 2008 she won the Jerwood Award and received a development grant from Arts Trust Scotland. She was subsequently published in Guardian Weekend Magazine and Portfolio Magazine. She has pursued documentary projects in Mexico, Ireland and France. Last year she won the IdeasTap/Magnum Photography Award, and completed an MA in Photography with distinction at London College of Communication.

Since then she has been working on the Medway Fellowship at UCA Rochester and facilitated a participatory project with Photoworks in Brighton. Her book, Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun was recently shortlisted for the MACK First Book Awards and the project will be shown as part of Fresh Faced Wild Eyed at the Photographers' Gallery this July.

Portfolio

The Sky is Down on the Ground

The Sky is Down on the Ground

Ta an Spear Anuas ar an Talamh

This work was made in the area surrounding the Sruth Fada Conn estuary, Co. Mayo, Ireland, between 2009 and 2012.

Since 2002 there has been strong resistance to the installation of a raw gas pipeline underneath the estuary. The people I spoke to and the places I visited were in part determined by my interest in this resistance. Spatially, the project is situated within the area where people felt themselves affected.

Over the course of many conversations I became aware of a sense of duration beyond the timescale of oil companies and photographers, of a landscape that constantly changes and never changes. This is my attempt as an outsider to understand what remains.

Portfolio

Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun

'Calais is the French port closest to the United Kingdom. It is not known how many people attempt to cross the border here without documents.

Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun

I travel easily and often across this border, getting to know the migrants who are trying to cross, and those who have given up.

By negotiating the terms on which I take photographs, and incorporating drawings, writing and conversations, I shape a complex representation of people who are legally invisible.'