Buckland is an independent freelance photographer who does commissioned, editorial, and her own personal work. In her personal work Angela is interested in the private histories of seemingly ordinary people - how we interact with friends, lovers, families and strangers; and our need for connectedness and a sense of belonging. She engages intuitively with her subject, seeking an emotional veracity, rather than an objective truth. Being an artist doesn’t, however, prevent her from moving easily between personal and commissioned work.
Between 2003 – 2006 Angela Buckland toured her solo exhibition titled Zip Zip My Brain Harts nationally, a complex large scale exhibition focusing on what it means to parent a disabled child in South Africa based on her own experience as a parent of an undiagnosed child. In 2005 Angela went into partnership with the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) to publish her first book, Zip Zip My Brain Harts with text written by the HSRC. Her second book titled, Light on a Hill, published by David Krut was completed in 2006 on the architecture of the new South African Constitutional Court.
Angela is the recipient of awards including the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship where she completed a Masters Degree with distinction from Birmingham University. In 2003, Angela was a nominee for the prestigious DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Creative Photography. She taught for many years in the Fine Arts Department at Durban University of Technology. Angela Buckland has participated in numerous group exhibitions and her photographs are held in public and private collections locally and internationally.
Angela currently works and lives in Durban, South Africa with her husband, architect David Barrow, and their two children, Nikki and Christine.
Exhibitions at the KZNSA
LOCATION - Block A, Thokoza Women’s Hostel