Henry Maxfield has a documentary approach to his work, by first learning from his subject and then creating an interesting photograph of them. In this project Give Thanks he explores the Jamaican sound system culture within the UK. The work explores the community of the culture and the subject's range from the bigger well-known names and sound systems to the smaller local sounds. Maxfield's aim with his photographs was to show the audience unknown to the culture, what a sound system dance is like and who supports the inherited culture of Jamaican sound system. Working with a range of people involved with the scene from different generations gave many different perspectives of culture and how it has changed since its heyday in the 1960s.
Steph Bourazanis • Alexandra Akigg • Zoë Bennett • Robert Bigwood • Hannah Cooper • Kimberley-Anne Cox • Elodie Duncan-Duplain • Emma Fox • David G.A. Ward • Jamain Gordon • Annie Haggarty • Lucy Jarvis • Connor Kitching • Samara Knight • Maggie Leitch • Ernielson Limbo • Henry Maxfield • Rebecca Morgan • Tomm Morton • Rebecca Orton • Madeline Regan • Grace Slater • Kirill Slokotovich • Rungthanwa Thaophayung • Sarah Williams • Miriam Winsor • Paris Wood •