Red, White and Blue
The series of images 'Red, White and Blue' is part of a publication that explore's a historical past that is unknown and unspoken. A surreal description of the location is presented introducing ambiguity, questioning the audiences interpretation of the place. RAF Burtonwood, now Chapelford Urban Village has been built with similarities to American suburbs intentionally reinforcing the history that Burtonwood once was. This old disused airbase is regenerated into a ideal, modern housing development, slowly forming a new community with no knowledge of the impact and purpose that Burtonwood once had. Through the comparison of archival images from WW2, to the photographers interpretation of the place, the images investigate the community of American soldiers and families that once lived there; now become acknowledged and the community of Chapelford acts as a memorial for Burtonwood.
Chloe Anderson • Florence Brewin • Sarah-Jane Firth • Rebecca Hickman • Rebecca Ishaque • Natalie Simone • Alexandra Winward • Rebekah Woodhouse • Ettie Wyatt Gosebruch •