The Huge Issue
Manchester is a thriving city for economic growth, yet it is paved in a huge social issue. The city is abundant with luxury accommodation, but despite this there is a shocking shortage of social housing in Greater Manchester. The number of rough sleepers in the city has doubled from 2015-2016. This increase in homelessness became the inspiration for 'The Huge Issue'. The series documents the environments in which homeless people are living in. It focuses on people's belongings, accommodation and the human traces that are left behind in the city. The photographs capture moments of normality in in-humane circumstances. We walk through a city of tents everyday. In amongst the poverty, we discover hints of home comforts and elements of community on the streets.
Kate Aspin • Kristian Bird • Emily Buckley-Jones • Rachael Burns • Robert Eaton • Sophie Foden-Pattinson • George Hill • Alex Hyde • Louise Iddon • Miranda Jones • Philippa Madgin-Ramsden • Lydia Marley • Rachael Nellist • Stan Platford • Josef Shaw • Tristan White •