2nd captures contestants and competitors following the anuncement of their secondary standing. This gently ironic and at times humorous work explores the moments after the personal hopes of the participants have been firmly quashed, highlighting the concepts of expectation, failure and the place of humility in the world of modern competitions. All the subjects were photographed moments following the anuncement of their defeat or immediately following anuncement of their standing. Everyone everywhere will find something to relate to on this books pages.
Susan Bright is an independent writer, lecturer and curator. A former curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the Association of Photographers Gallery.