疫情時代的希望和鼓舞
2020年07月04日09:12

原標題:疫情時代的希望和鼓舞

原創 上海攝影藝術中心 SCOP

最近英國攝影藝術家 Lewis Khan 發佈了他的第一本攝影書《Theatre》,此系列來自他從2015年開始,在英國幾家 NHS 醫院進行的為期4年的公益拍攝項目。在這4年間,Khan 記錄了發生在 NHS 醫院里一幕幕或感人,或脆弱,或充滿人性光輝的瞬間。正如他所說,“醫院是能同時展現人類堅韌、美麗和脆弱的地方”。Khan 不僅捕捉了醫護工作本身和病人們被治療的身體,還關注了醫院不為人知的一面——從清潔工、探訪者、到床架、手術器具等細節,還有那些病人康複或去世後的遺留物品。Khan 在拍照之前會花很多時間觀察,他常常會跟在醫生們身邊好幾天,跟隨他們做手術、查房。但只有在自己感到舒適的時候,他才會拿起相機拍照。“只有當感到舒適的時候,我才能接近別人,並讓他們感到舒服的去拍照。我很敏感,能夠判斷形勢,並決定何時與誰接觸。”Khan 如是說道。因此他的作品既沒有過分的刻畫那些苦難悲痛,也沒有過分的誇大醫護人員去塑造英雄。而是平鋪直敘的,溫柔的記錄醫院里真實發生的畫面。

2020年,我們每個人的生活都不可避免地與“疫情”兩個字扯上了關係,即便今年已經過去了大半,我們仍然在與冠狀病毒做鬥爭。而醫院和醫護人員,就是站在我們面前保護著每個人的第一道防線。雖然《Theatre》的創作是在冠狀病毒席捲全球之前完成的,但如今我們卻對它講述的故事感同身受。在後疫情時代,人類面對絕對力量時那種無助脆弱感,讓人們都有一絲疲憊。Khan 用他的作品中,那些溫柔光線下帶有宗教意味和神聖隱喻的畫面,讓我們感受到了逆境中的希望和鼓舞。

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British photographer Lewis Khan has recently released his first photobook, Theatre, as part of his four-year project shot in several NHS hospitals in the UK, beginning in 2015. During this period, Khan captured a range of emotional moments in the life of the NHS. As he said, “Hospitals are places, of human resilience, beauty and fragility.” Besides shooting doctors, nurses and patients, Khan paid attention to the often unseen aspects of a hospital from its cleaners to its visitors, the bedsteads to details of surgical instruments to items left behind when patients recover and return home, or pass away. Before taking his photos, Khan spent a lot of time observing the environment, following doctors when they do operations and made their usual rounds. Khan only shot when he was comfortable. “I felt that only once I was comfortable would I be able to approach people and make them feel comfortable enough to have their photo taken. I was sensitive about reading situations and making decisions about who to approach, and when.” Thus, we barely see suffering and sorrow, or praise for the medical staff who are heroes in this realm. Instead, Khan’s work is flat, descriptive, gently recording what happens in the hospital.

In 2020, our lives have all been touched by "COVID". As the first half of this year is suddenly behind us, we are still in the process of fighting the coronavirus. The hospital and medical staff are the frontline that protect us. Though Theatre series was completed before coronavirus swept the world, what it expresses is even more relevant now, as humanity reels, helpless and fragile in the light of the post-COVID world. Khan’s work offers a sense of hope and encouragement through its subtle symbolism and gently lit metaphors.

在拍攝醫護人員肖像時,Khan 用相似的構圖,配合他們身上藍色的工作服和頭上戴的防護帽,營造了一種看起來像是歐洲古典繪畫中描繪聖人的圖像氛圍。

他對細節的捕捉,觸及了醫院的各個角落。在 Khan 的鏡頭下,細節是充滿力量的,從側面輔助他完成了整個系列的創作。

在拍攝醫院環境時,Khan 沒有呈現傳統印象中,令人緊張的,冷冰冰的醫院形象。Khan 說,他在拍攝時把醫院當成了人的身體一般來對待。因此他鏡頭下的 NHS 醫院,是一幅幅溫暖柔和,充滿生機的畫面。

Lewis Khan

現居倫敦的攝影藝術家 Lewis Khan,出生於1990年,畢業於西英格蘭大學(UWE, Bristol)。除了攝影,他也致力於視頻領域的創作。他的作品是對情感、關係和身份的研究。

NHS(National Health Service)

即英國國家醫療服務系統。一直承擔著保障英國全民公費醫療保健的重任,遵循救濟貧民的原則,NHS曾對改善人民的健康狀況起到了非常積極的作用,並受到了社會的廣泛歡迎。但 NHS 面臨的問題和矛盾也越來越突出,資金不足和如今的私有化成為了最主要的問題。

SCoP Moments

『 SCoP Moments 』邀請觀者與我們一起通過照片探索日常生活中令人難忘的瞬間,這些傑出的作品代表了以攝影作為表達方式的不同個體的創造性視野。

“SCoP Moments" invites viewers explore memorable photographs of poignant moments from daily life, and which are standout works representing the creative vision of the diverse individuals who chose photography as their means of expression.

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