Key Workers of CO15
Key Workers of CO15 is a series of formal documentary portraits of essential workers in Clacton-on-Sea made, in part, as a refutation to the ongoing negative portrayal of the town. Typically featuring in the news for stories of crime, unemployment, benefit use, and drug and alcohol addiction, the project tells a positive narrative of members of the small community applying themselves to helping others during the pandemic. The constructed style results from the government guidelines on social distancing, creating a physical separation between the camera and the subject. This unoccupied space alludes to the measures we are all taking in the aid of our NHS and country, while the empty streets in which the subjects stand references ideas of isolation.
Andrew Fergus • Megan Horrocks • Estelle Lam • Anna Moss • Emily Murray • Emma Noone •