This is called the selfish generation, but it could be just as well labelled the disappointed generation – the generation for whom the world of opportunity they had been brought up to believe in no longer exists.
Ask a photographer to explain what it is they do and they'll likely respond with a sort of abstract poetry. This is not a bad thing, because while there's a whole technical side to photography that's easily explainable, it's rarely the point.
Australian photographer Amanda Austin is one of the talented go-tos at Smith. From first-time dads to the geography of hands, Austin has a singular eye for capturing the hidden character of her subjects – the whole contained within the part.
When every piece of technology we own seems to have a camera in-built, the static image has become universal, instantaneous, weightless. A photography experiment from Belfast seeks an antidote to all that.