Politics, like photography, simplifies.
On 24th June 2016 the UK woke up to find itself newly sorted into binary, oppositional tribes.
I looked at the last five towns I’d lived in, all in the north of England, according to their split in the EU Referendum result. I want to encourage some reflection about the absurdity of such ‘weaponised generalisation’ – how much easier it is to lean on divisive stereotypes than to understand the nuances of human behaviour and the range of opinions and values; how simplification, though tempting, can be harmful.
With apologies to Martha Rosler, this is Northern England in two inadequate descriptive systems.
Photography, like politics, simplifies.

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