Megan Mizon
Photographer Megan Mizon, originally from East Yorkshire, has created a practice that has developed beyond a dominant interest in portraiture. Black Lives Matter protests, triggered by the murder of George Floyd in the USA, occurred in her home city and informed her latest work. When her friends spoke out of their own racist encounters, Megan realised prejudice and discrimination were far more prevalent than represented. Her current body of work sees Megan return to the predominantly white spaces she grew up in. By photographing within quiet familiar domestic spaces, Megan began conversations that prompted occupants to question their attitudes towards racism. Behind closed doors, in the private rather than public spaces of protest and activism, the work suggests change is often slow but often must be brought to the site of our reality in order to move outwards and recognise the reality of others.