Ruth White – Investigating the Role of Photobooks in Representing British Working Class Life Since 1975 through Research and Practice: A Discussion of Work in Progress

Some Key Questions Underpinning this Investigation are:
What are Photography and the Photobook able to ‘point to’, communicate or reveal about:

  • The effects of Thatcherism and Neoliberalism on the life trajectories and life chances of the British working classes (since 1975, Thatcherism and Neoliberalism began to replace Social Democracy in Britain)
  • The lived experience of being British and working class in this period.
  •  How photography and photographic theory has responded to/been shaped by the economic and social changes that have occurred in Britain within this period?
  • What are the limitations and possibilities of what photography and photobooks can communicate?

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