In the flurry of recently writing up my preparation on this assignment I’ve struck upon a realisation that I hadn’t previously been consciously aware of, or at the very least I couldn’t previously articulate it.
This may come across as being very ‘brave’ (in the Yes, Minister sense of the word) but I’d like the project to work on two distinct levels:
- Literally: it’s about social inequality
- Metaphorically: it’s about how both politics and photography over-simplify complex situations
The images I’ll produce will reduce two ‘sides’ of a particular place down to two views, one overly positive and the other overly negative, both of them to some degree unrepresentative of the much more nuanced reality.
And this is a metaphor for the referendum!