Sites of Struggle and photography

Offline Essay No. 3, April 2020

SITES OF STRUGGLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Sites of struggle are fairly easy to photograph once the struggle has moved on. I have been driven to photograph in the Welsh Valleys, a region that has had more than its share of struggle through the rise and fall of its dominant coal industry. There are many reasons why making this work has been important to me; some of it is to do with my family’s experience of living in the Rhondda through the Depression and on up to the present, much is to do with the massive changes I’ve witnessed in my own lifetime. All of this is of course best described as history. For all that I photograph landmarks in the present...

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