My photographic practice is primarily concerned with documenting my immediate environment and through images and broader research, I try to make sense of the world that surrounds me. This project allowed me to explore the domain of social documentary and portraiture. Through this project I explore the complex situation surrounding the divide between the Catholic and Protestant communities within the Central Belt of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Within this divide I belonged to neither side, but it has been ever-present in my life growing up in Central Scotland and is a subject I have always wanted to explore further. The first part of this ongoing project, entitled ‘Loyal’ primarily documents the Protestant community.
Shannon Best • Natalie Dawson • Caleia McKennan • Nicola Williamson •