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This November, Coldharbour London is proud to present Eight Days a photographic journey by Venetia

Dearden, in collaboration with Joie.  This new body of work takes us on a journey through the eyes of her

lense into America’s Burning Man Festival. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the diversity and character of

the vpeople who converge on this festival juxtaposed against the breath-taking backdrop of this wild American

landscape. From the awe - inspiring Ansel Adams-esque mountain ranges to raw and unfaffected beauty of the

Nevada desert, Dearden offers a unique take on the American dream.

“…There is no time on the road, you are just on the road, moving. Maybe this means there is a sense of doing,

so its ok to do nothing. And its lovely to do nothing but watch the land race by and know you are moving

somewhere and at some point you will arrive… “ Venetia Dearden.

Dearden, born in 1975, has spent most of her life in Somerset. In 1990, she took her first black-and-white

photography course, before setting off to East Africa, in 1994, on work placements. 2008 saw the publication

of Venetia’s first book by Kehrer Verlag, “Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams”. Dearden’s second book,

“Glastonbury, Another Stage”, was published in April 2010, and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in

London for five months. This year Venetia’s two-year collaboration with Mulberry has just culminated in a

book to celebrate their 40th anniversary  - a snapshot of Mulberry lifestyle and an exciting new body of work

to be seen this year. Dearden, was mentored by Medford Taylor and received the Vic Odden Award for

British photography in 2011. Her work continues to be published worldwide: Vogue, Wallpaper, The Sunday

Times Magazine, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, W Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Stern Magazine, Vanidad,

Vogue Bambini, 125 Magazine among others.