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...
03 SHADOW CATCHING iii ,2005
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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...
Stickytape Juice Collection vi, 2002
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Sticky Tape Juice Collection

Following Buckland’s Dysmorphic Series, her first images of disability, the Stickytape Juice Collection forms part of her extended photographic work exploring the complexities of parenting a disabled child. In the Stickytape Juice Collection, Buckland documents articles of clothing that were made and altered to mask children’s ‘difference’ and...
Zip Zip my Brain Harts
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Zip Zip my Brain Harts

ZIP ZIP MY BRAIN HARTS is the result of a collaborative project between Buckland and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The book includes text from researchers at the HSRC and images from Buckland’s work on disability, namely DYSMORPHIC, WHERE’S NIKKI?, STICKY TAPE JUICE COLLECTION and SHADOW...