Sam Vale is a multimedia artist who uses photography and oral history to tell intimate narratives. Currently a Senior Lecturer in photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, Vale received a Doctorate in Philosophy from the London College of Communication for his research project “Collecting Rooms: Objects, identities and domestic spaces.” Working alongside participants, his practice based enquiry reveals the motivations, frustrations and satisfactions manifested in the creation of a private space.

Focused on the nuances that make people individuals. He creates artworks that combine histories gained in relation to objects, memory, experience and nostalgia, revealing insight into the individual circumstances and personal situations. Working in close collaboration Vale collects the personal accounts of his subjects and re-presents them, producing artworks that aim to reveal their distinctive stories.
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