Home represents something slightly different depending on the individual. For some, it’s a geographical location one feels safe, while for others, the word triggers more loaded thoughts – thoughts of cultural identity, belonging and heritage. At July’s Nicer Tuesdays, hosted by It's Nice That, Jamie Hawkesworth who will tell us about his 13 year-long journey trekking the length of the British Isles to document his home country.
Tuesday 27 July
18:00 BST, London
13:00 EDT, New York
About The British Isles
The British Isles is an account of thirteen years of life across the United Kingdom, as seen through the lens of Jamie Hawkesworth. In this sprawling sequence of portraits and landscapes, Hawkesworth surveys the characters and terrains that make up the everyday fabric of his home country: schoolchildren and shopworkers, markets and estates, priests and professionals, cities and construction sites. These photographs chart an alternative history of a period of British history punctuated by austerity, referenda, celebration, and conflict. As much as a historical document, this book is an exercise in generous curiosity, presenting a radically democratising portrait of the United Kingdom.
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