New Britain (1950-1980)

a project that seeks to stitch together a social narrative of the formation of post-war Britain. Utilizing the photographic archives of periphery towns, I have been investigating some of the more interesting and overlooked moments from this period and experimenting with ways of re-presenting them photographically. The archives are made up of photographs that have been commissioned by development corporations and councils as well as amateur photographers.

There is a sense that these images are a staging or meant to be representational of Britain, I am looking at how the new context that we find ourselves in perhaps adds to their potency. Much like now, the framing of the archives and what the photographs represent is a new start, but what they also depict is an acknowledgement that our best days are behind us.

2018 – 2019
Work in progress
Harlow Museum Archive, Stevenage Museum Archive & Welwyn Hatfield Museum Services

1 of 3 video’s. To be projected. HD Video

1 of 24 panel works. 60 x 40 inch. Giclee Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, box framed. Archival images courtesy of Harlow Museum

1 of 24 panel works. 60 x 40 inch. Giclee Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, box framed. Archival images courtesy of Harlow Museum

Archival images courtesy of Harlow Museum