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Author Interview: Siobhan Wall - Little Observationist
Photo of Siobhan Wall by Emel Omer Siobhan has a deep appreciation for the beauty of silence, of calm and quiet places that give respite from the chaos of big cities. To share some of her favourite place, Siobhan has written and photographed a series of books: Quiet Amsterdam, Quiet London, Quiet Paris and, due to hit the shelves in the Spring, Quiet New York. In her interview below, she talks about why quietness is important to her and the world as a whole, a few other locations she would love to write about and from her experiences in these four cities she has already explored, some of her favourite quiet discoveries and places to enjoy a meal. LO: Tell us bit about yourself and your background. SW: I would describe myself as an artist, writer, and curator, but at the moment I don’t have much time to curate exhibitions as I am so busy writing the books about quiet places. I taught photography, documentary video-production, cultural studies and fine art at universities in London and Oxford for over ten years. Then my husband thought I was working too hard so 13 years ago we moved to Amsterdam and I really enjoy living in a city …