For one year from late-2012, I worked on a body of work which sought to illustrate using photography, the themes, ideas and facts to do with inequality in our society.
The result was the ‘A41 Project’, a series of landscape photographs which depict how the issues around inequality in contemporary society can be expressed through metaphoric images. The project used as its template the historic A41 trunk road, which links central London with Birkenhead on the banks of the Mersey and is staged in partnership with The Equality Trust, an organisation which raises awareness and campaigns on inequality in the UK. It is co-funded by The Equality Trust and Arts Council England.
The project was initially exhibited at The Public in West Bromwich in February 2013, with a further show in Milton Keynes during the summer. The exhibition then travelled to the northern end of the A41 to the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead from 26 October 2013 until 26 January 2014. Finally, the show will reach London and will be displayed at Free Space Gallery from 23 July until 12 September, 2014.
Further information is available on, the A41 Project Facebook page.
In addition to the images made, I have also produced a 20-page newspaper publication featuring writing and work from the project. It can be purchased for just £3!