Democracy in a Small English Town

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Democracy in a Small English Town

2015 - Bridport Dorset England
an exhibition.

In this photo-essay, Robert shows what it looks like to live in a small Western European town in a ‘Democratic’ country – its labour, its moments of eccentricity and fun, its sharing and its troubles. But he discovered something more:

  • People hopelessly trapped in a world not of their making;
  • People, through class and poverty, largely invisible to others;
  • Individuals whose broken lives are a consequence of other’s political and financial decisions:
  • People surviving the impossibility of circumstances: the imposition of austerity on innocent lives.

He began to view what he photographed in Bridport differently: that the town’s wonderful eccentricity (the Hat Festival for instance) looks less like frivolous fun and more like rebellion: “no, I will not conform,” “no, I will not submit,” “no, I will not become your norm.”

INNER PAGE

Autism Clinic
HOME The Demise of the English Working Class
Water Came out of my Eyes
Searching for the Mother Land
Democracy in a Small English Town
Building a Local Community
Srebrenica
Exile - A mind in Winter
HIDDEN ONE
TCFT
Opera Circus
The Theatre of David Glass
The Work of Monica Pagneux (INSIDE/OUTSIDE)
The Theatre of Amit Lahave and Gecko
Other Theatre Works
Ricky Romain
John Makepeace
HIDDEN ONE
Historical Collection
The Complete Freedom of Truth
The Democracy Project
HIDDEN ONE
A Song of the Earth
Sleepless in Beirut
Italy
Britain
Bosnia & Herzegovinian
HIDDEN ONE
Meat
Fish
Fruits & Sweets
Vegetables
Prepared Dishes
Drinks
Objects