Hannah Norton

Hannah Norton (born 1992, Nottingham, United Kingdom; lives London, U.K.) uses photography and collaborative processes to communicate her participants’ emotions and experiences. She received a BA from the London College of Communication (LCC) and is currently enrolled in a Masters program at LCC. Norton has received the Lens Culture Critics Choice Award, and is a winner of the British Journal of Photography’s “Portrait of Britain”, “Fast Track” and “Edition365” awards. Her work has been published this year in Portrait of Britain and the Shutter Hub Yearbook.

Statement from the Artist:
Discussing how my sister Katie’s anxiety and emotional state are affected on a daily basis revealed a range of everyday scenarios where compulsive behavior and thoughts present in different ways. Each scenario is illustrated with a portrait of Katie on which she has intervened with stickers to show the type and intensity of her anxiety. Katie took the framework we made together and used it to create a narrative story of the emotions she goes through within each situation. The resulting images are a visual representation of the emotional distress she experiences made possible by her creative participation.