Activist archive

For the past nine years I have been attending left-wing political demonstrations in and around my adopted hometown of London. I feel pulled inexorably to these events because for me they are the place at which current affairs and art converge in a kind of public performance.

I seek answers: Why are these people demonstrating? …What do they hope to achieve? …Are these people heroic, or is it all in vain? …What effect does my presence have?

This project features a variety of photographic techniques and styles, and is ongoing. I have shifted gradually away from black and white pictures at the centre of the event, capturing a visceral, personal experience, to a colour panoramic view that attempts to show the broader context of the event.

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