In Waiting

Photographer, Charlie Blackledge explores the uncertainty of Brexit in England’s highest-voted Remain and Leave regions

Words by Charlie Blackledge

In Waiting explores the uncertainty felt in the UK since the decision to leave the European Union.

Whilst Brexit has divided the national identity, the lack of clear future plans has united us in emotion.Over nine hundred days since a Brexit result of 58% to 42%, the Government remains in stalemate.

Photographing in the English regions which voted the highest to Remain and Leave, in contrasting rural and urban landscapes, the prevailing sense of 'no man's land' and its impact on the young people who could not vote is felt by Leavers and Remainers across the political divide.

The Facts Don’t Matter

Explore the UK streets with photographer, Ricky Adam

Words by Ricky Adam

Photography can be very easily misconstrued. When you look at a still image you never know what’s really happened in a scene. It’s a split second, fragmented moment captured on camera that more than often tells a completely different story to that which is going on. This becomes especially evident with street photography where people are generally moving quickly and every movement is so fleeting.

We look at an image and automatically make assumptions based on what we see. Most of the time it’ll be wrong, but that’s alright.

I just want people to look at the photographs and enjoy them for what they are regardless of the facts. Hence the title.

Perambulations

With a re-fuelled passion for photography and a desire to ‘see the world’, Brazilian photographer, Marcelo Argolo traveled across America, Europe, India and Thailand documenting a multitude of cultures directly from the street

Words by Marcelo Argolo

In June, 2014 I left my hometown, Rio de Janeiro, to embark on a long journey abroad to take pictures. A dream trip, they call it. Dream trips may have multiple meanings depending on the traveler’s intentions. The one I had wished for was both photographic and personal. No hedonistic escape, rather a meaningful photo exploration, and a self-discovery, transformative experience. One in which you lose yourself in deeper ways than initially presumed or even imagined. Be careful what to wish for, I’ve been told.

My plans were to start in New York city, where I had lived between 1999 and 2002; and from there on to wander through Europe, where I visited once, in 1993; then a flee from Winter to some place in Asia; in Spring, possibly Europe again, or maybe somewhere else; Summer once more. I’d stop by California, where I studied Photography at the City College of San Francisco in 1991/1992; finally, New York again, on my way back home. A full circle urban pilgrimage, meant also as celebratory. Having returned to Photography in 2010 with a reborn passion after a 7 year hiatus; with family money available since my parents’ death; at 45 years old, single, no kids – I figured it was the right time to do it. A question of now-or-never.

Inevitably, expectations arose, and I blamed them for getting hurt at the very beginning. In New York – a silly hand injury while packing my bag. Not as serious as initially thought - I found out in the hospital that I’d have to wear a splint at all times for the next two months. Beyond the physical trauma, I believe the accident led me to a way of seeing and feeling (or, who knows, the other way around). Early impressions set the tone – a tangle of emotions that had been recovered and others that emerged as I moved on. I took pictures with a splint, until able to let go.

More than anything else, it was that ancient desire to “see the world” that put me in motion. Besides cities in Europe and in the U.S, I also visited India and Thailand. I came back home one year later, feeling like a different person, but not able to tell what, exactly, had changed. I still feel a certain turmoil. There is no transformation without it. So I’ve been told.

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