Sharon Lam

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Sharon	Lam

In 2007, Sharon Lam a photographer based in Malaysia, was selected to undertake a commission in London, hosted by Gasworks Studios.

Lam set out to photograph urban leisure spaces, but when unpopulated and in the absence of work.  Arriving in London shortly after the bombings in July 2005, Lam found it extremely difficult to gain the access she required to make images. Security was tight and people who might normally have given access insisted on significant levels of proof and paperwork. The images however reflect something different, an eeriness as if waiting for people to arrive.

‘Public Spaces’ has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Malaysia and at the Angkor Wat Festival and was published in ‘Work: Asia,' National Art Gallery Malaysia, ISBN: 9-789833-497188.