Implications of public acquisition
Have you thought about the implications of a public institution or collecting body taking your archive?
Legal, financial, emotional
Hingley is adamant that the images she does not exhibit or publish and related contextual material should remain private. She reflects that, were she no longer around, “Other images being brought out of my archive and put on a level with my Under Gods work is an issue and I wonder how one deals with that.”
She is cautious about where her work is published and presented and always demands to see the accompanying text for any work that appears in print. And she chooses not to publish any work on social networking sites.
She will retain copyright in all the work, with the rights to use, certainly for as long as she is alive, but admits to not understanding enough about what it would mean were she no longer around.