As a photographer I am interested in the massive billboards that dominate the urban environment. Advertising is an intrinsic part of our modern culture, intruding on our lives wherever we are, in our homes it comes to us via the TV, and out of our homes the message is reinforced on billboards. My research found that it costs over 1,000 pounds to put a message on a billboard, at a time when households in England are struggling to compensate for Government cuts. Worldwide we see starvation and poverty, in the face of this, advertising, and the produce that is advertises, seem really irrelevant. Couldn't the money spent on advertising be better put to use?
Mike Bennett • Andrew Dunning • Di Emerson • Michael Emmet • Rachael Fallis • Suzanne Holmes • Robert Kelly • Emma Randall • Shahrzad Shemirani • Jessica Lauren Smith • Donna Toroni •