Davida Kidd : Who Needs Art When You Have a View Like This, Paperback Book

Davida Kidd : Who Needs Art When You Have a View Like This Paperback


This is a fascinating look at the work of photographer Davida Kidd, whose manipulated images blur the lines between illusion and reality.

Inspired by a billboard that exclaimed "Who Needs Art When You Have a View Like This?" Kidd's work engages in biting double entendres.

Working in the realm of manipulated photography, she blurs the line between illusion and reality, cultivating the ambiguous zone wherein the subjects of her work become invented creatures.

Through the use of constructed sets and staged subjects, she creates large-scale photographic images that use digital collage to combine multiple objects, images and views.

The result conveys a sense of loss and displacement on both a personal and environmental level.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 30 full-colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Burnaby Art Gallery
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9780980996265



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