The Big Dipper
In the most recent indices of deprivation, 22 of Blackpool’s neighbourhoods were found to be in the most deprived one percent nationally. In the context of a national agenda of ‘levelling up’ and the recent and disturbing increasing cost of living, the people of Blackpool may suffer the most on the rollercoaster of changing economic circumstances. How will they cope? ‘The Big Dipper’ aims to shine a light on the situation in Blackpool through the use of images depicting Blackpool beneath the facade, behind the promenade, away from tourist hotspots. The images are juxtaposed by statements from people living in and visiting Blackpool, forming a bittersweet but alarming, and unsettling series.
Madison Brown • Hannah Griffiths • Hannah Halls • Ruth Hartley • Emily Hinge • Abigail Kenny • Bilyana Petrova •