Francesca Mary Jane Blakeman is an Artist based in Manchester, she recently graduated from Manchester School of Art with a first in Fine Art and Art History.
Francesca Blakeman is interested in the history of domestic photography and how we have recorded our surroundings and memories via taking photographs, in particular ‘snapshot photography’. Over the last two years Blakeman’s practice has revolved around found images - in particular family photographs, in which she manipulates the narrative of the images to emphasise the lack of knowledge in which we have when we acquire a found photograph. Forcing the viewer to question how Blakeman does when she first looks at a found photograph: Who took the photograph? Where was it taken? What date was it taken? Who’s in the photograph?