Polly Borland (b. 1959) established her practice in the late 1980s through major portrait commissions and extraordinary reportage. Since 2000 the photographer’s art projects, exhibitions and publications have recorded documentary, collaborative and created subjects. Borland explores
the possibilities of abstraction and the surreal through her photographs, at once tender and troubling, they are poignantly human and pointedly not; an amalgam of humour, the uncanny and a disquieting uneasiness.