My investigation of Salford, which is invariably stereotyped as an area of high crime, and is considered by many as a typically decaying, industrialised area of the North West. After years of neglect and decay, Chapel Street known to be the former heart of the city, stands as a skeleton stripped of all recognition of its industrial past and parts of this area are undergoing extensive regeneration. This series of work is in part a journey, which I undertook, experiencing at first hand the environment and neglected parts of the city. These photographs feature a combination of unoccupied streets, neglected structures and overlooked architecture. To explore the infrastructure, my inspiration was to represent this lifelessness and preserve part of its former life and history. I wanted to document and capture a variety of all different aspects of Salford, from the elements of sad neglect to the much needed regeneration.
Jasmine Cawdeary • Darren Crawley • Fredie Fisk • Charlotte Hughes • Emma Lavender • Lydia Price • John-Lloyd Quayle • Stacey Radley • Emelinda Spolverino • Michael Walls •