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With Brenda Burrell, Kendal, 29 October 2017

With Brenda Burrell, Kendal, 29 October 2017

I met with Brenda Burrell in Kendal. She told me she hated having her photograph taken. Here is a photograph of her father’s suitcase together my grandfather’s. The suitcases were exchanged.


Cecilie Sachs Olsen, St Augustine’s Tower, Hackney, London, 4 November 2016

Cecilie Sachs OIsen, St Augustine's Tower, Hackney, London, 4 No

Click for interview with Cecilie Sachs Olsen

Dr James Kent is mentioned in this interview. For a recent conversation with him, Click here

The photographs by John Perivolaris of London’s Docklands also mentioned in the interview are presented in the post that follows and form part of this series of photographs

La sua gente

A bitter-sweet commemoration of her mother’s life, Lucieta remembers choosing the suitcase in which, a few years ago, she returned her mother’s ashes to Venice and `la sua gente’.

Venetian Trousseau

The trousseau Lucieta’s mother brought with her to England.

Behind the National Gallery, 18 March 2010

Lucieta Williams, Trafalgar Square, London, 18 March 2010

A Chance Return? 26 October, 2009

As I write these final words, it’s been six weeks since the suitcase returned to its owner, but I now realise that a small trace of it has never left. When sifting through a pile of papers untouched since June, the suitcase unexpectedly makes a return: a final Polaroid I took of it upon its arrival at my home falls out from a book’s pages.

So this memento of the suitcase will remain with me in its stead. But would it not be unkind not to let this, albeit virtually, also travel? I send a scan of it to John and can but wish it bon voyage.

Image & Text © Joseph McGonagle, 2009