Listening to the slower quieter voices
This series explores the expressions of local social and community action I photographed from mid-2019 to mid-2020 that were taking place around me in the London borough where I live. According to Gil Scott-Heron “The revolution will not be televised” here in these images I believe it can be seen in the slower quieter voices of neighbours and friends coming together to argue for their shared beliefs. Valery walked off a football pitch because he was racially abused, Tonye spends his time organising the local foodbank so people can always get something to eat in times of financial stress, the shop owners and supporters of the Latin Village want their ethnic market to survive redevelopment, a local community centre’s users also want their centre not to be destroyed by redevelopment, and children and parents unite in their wish to stop to black people dying. Seeing social change and innovation isn’t just about the large political gestures or the drama of violent street conflict it is also revealed in the small and personal decisions that weave the fabric of everyday life.
Ana Blumenkron • Louis Delbarre • Claire Eggers • Stephen Furner • Zhiran Gu • Quetzal Maucci • Nadine Persaud • Jieying Shao • Phoebe Smith • Sneha Soodamani • Marcel Top • Erica Zelante •