Game is a deliberately ambiguous title. In urban areas it is frivolous, only a game, ultimately inconsequential. In rural parlance it is business, a matter of life and death (for the wildlife), a matter of employment and of pride. This is the first of many dichotomies to reveal themselves during the course of the project. It is a portrait of a gamekeeper, Mark, in his environment, following him for three months towards the end of 2012. With such intense attention on the gamekeeper, limited accurate depictions exist in the media - this is not the conservational debate it seems, more a socio-political and an ideological one. Mark lies at the centre, but has never had his story told.
Philipp Ammon • Jane Baker • Lewis Bush • Will Clarkson • Bernadette Keating • Noriko Takasugi •