Cato Manor
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Cato Manor

Buckland exhibited these images at the KZNSA Gallery as part of BETWEEN HOPE AND POSSIBILITY Cato Manor today in 2013. The Local History Museum of eThekwini Municipality then commissioned Buckland, along with trainees at the Durban Centre for Photography, to continue documenting life in Cato Manor focussing on what the area could be rather than...
Maxillary Hypoplasia, 1999
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Dysmorphic Series

The Dysmorphic Series marks the beginning of Buckland’s photographic exploration into disability and what it means to parent a disabled child. At this time Buckland was herself the mother of an undiagnosed son, Nikki. Buckland found this documentation cathartic, especially at a time when Nikki was being subjected to endless medical...
Quiet Place
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Quiet Place

QUIET PLACE is an installation and photographic book that brings photography and poetry together to describe the continuous mutations of South Africa’s built environment. QUIET PLACE is the title of a poem by Mxolisi Nyezwa. There are six other poems by contemporary South African poets evoking spatial themes. The photographs are drawn from two...
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Shadow Catching

‘SHADOW CATCHING’ is another photographic work about Buckland’s journey with Nikki. It comes a few years after ‘speaking out’ and moving into a quieter space. Nikki has always been fascinated with his shadow. It is a fleeting and short-lived moment, one of many endearing activities unique to him. After a period of contemplation and stirred by...
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Sleep Series

In 1995, Buckland wanted to record close friends who were about to become parents. This gave rise to the Sleep Series. The challenge was how to portray a heavily pregnant woman with her partner in a way that was not overly contrived, especially given the easy sentimental charge of this subject. Buckland’s solution was to replicate their own bed...