This series was created over 6 months during training sessions at Islington Boxing Club and was initially conceived out of a curiosity into the brutal and visceral nature of boxing. IBC nurtures some of the nations best amateur boxers and is a cornerstone of the community, acting as a space of freedom and expression for its young people. An intense hyper-masculinity fills the gym every evening, however, what I unexpectedly came to observe was tenderness and compassion amongst the boxers and their coaches. A co-existing strength and vulnerability often concealed from the outside world was revealed. The moments of care, stillness and composure captured in the project are of equal importance in the success of a boxer as their fierce performance in the ring.
Ida Susanne Aspaas Olsen • Sorin Bogdan • Francesca Brooks • Ethan Bucher • Annalisa Burello • Amanda Denny • Lauren Godfrey-Harris • Emily Kopaskie • Goda Norkute • Pietro Panza • Iris Papasava • Tamara Ribeiro Ferrari • Mary Scott • Loui Short • Sofia Topchishvili •