A Cambridge Diary

A Cambridge Diary

By Martin Bond

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A CAMBRIDGE DIARY

BY MARTIN BOND  

 

FEBRUARY 9TH - MARCH 16TH 2015

 

For nearly five years now, Martin Bond has been posting a portrait photograph of Cambridge online each day. The collection now contains over 1700 photographs. This is the first exhibition of
‘A Cambridge Diary’

I think there is a value in our paying attention to each other. We all believe in our right to privacy, and even noticing each other can be seen as intrusive. Yet in that insistence on our privacy, we can also lose something. What I do isn’t meant to be intrusive, and is rarely taken that way. On the contrary, generosity and civility seem to me to be on the rise in those moments when I take the trouble to notice other people. This makes me happy.

There are countless moments that pass into oblivion by the minute, ordinary ones and extraordinary ones. That can’t be helped, but I can least make the effort to capture one moment, once a day, in one town.

Martin Bond