A Fan For All Seasons
Following on from his work on football fans at the match, Godfrey Pitt explores the relationships football fans have with their club and the objects that represent their devotion. Combining simple portraits with images of their treasured memorabilia, he creates a complex representation of fans of the three football clubs covered by BHBN Hospital radio where he volunteers. The Midlands is rightly proud of its multicultural heritage and the demographic of the fans photographed represents that diversity. Women and Sikhs, children and people with disabilities, Proud Baggies supporters from the LGBTQ+ community and pensioners; all come together in the love, passion and frustration of being a lifelong football supporter. The work challenges stereotypes and shows another side of football fandom.
John Boaz • Marta Garcia • Connor Gordon • Nyima Jarju • Sammie Masters-Hopkins • Godfrey Pitt • Greg Williams •