About this series.
Positions of Power is attached to The Disparity Collective created through a photography residency with Redeye Photography in Manchester in 2018. There are 7 members of Disparity all approaching and creating images around the idea of Power from a unique perspective.
Blackpool is well documented as a place with lack of opportunity and highlighted for child poverty, the second worse place to live for women and worse for men.
This series of images are of individuals challenging traditional ideals of power through the written word, theatre, performance, visual art. The images are accompanied by audio interviews.
The series continues with a Exemplum or #powergame a series of images created (featured John Who?) through a social media and text game using words and responses from the participants. It is an attempt to make the audience member part of the process, a parody of modern day "positive statements" and a reflection of how we "buy" into mass and social media.
I ask the question : What is power to you?