Danielle Madeley

Danielle Madeley was born in Staffordshire, U.K. 1995. Her work predominantly explores the notions of community. She aims to initiate a discussion of the society’s place within art and art’s place within society by engaging her local community in the production of work that is celebratory of their homeland. Danielle recently completed her undergraduate study in Falmouth, U.K. She wishes to further her study in London in the future.

The Knot

The Knot is a materialised meditation of a homeland; a record of the conflicting ideas of comfort and convulsion akin to the emotions felt with regards to native soil.

A community is the interwoven lives of different generations, a seamless unspoken memoir of times passed and present; a collective history that forms the foundations of the people it encompasses. The photographs are the consolidation of work made over a yearlong period, documenting the parallaxes of growing up in the county of Staffordshire and the tumultuous relationship with identity as a member of that community.

With the intention of revealing the splendour seen by those who reside within the borders of the county, the work presents an almost illusory interpretation of community life within the expanse. The Knot is a journey of introversive contemplation, made from within the verges of the motherland.

To view more of Danielle’s work please visit her website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Robert Lyons
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Portland, Oregon


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Robert Lyons lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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