52:48 - A Nation Divided
A series of portraits around the theme of the referendum to leave the EU held on 23rd June 2016. I want to approach this project without prejudice, as an open dialogue to find out who voted how and to share their opinions with other people so that both leavers and remainers can see the ‘other side of the story’ as it were.
As more details emerge about post Brexit Britain, a picture of a divided nation is forming. In my opinion, this is not so much based on Britain’s relationship with Europe as was portrayed by both campaigns in the run up to the vote but more as the result of successive national governments having ignored huge swathes of the population, who ultimately viewed the referendum as an opportunity to make their voices heard.
Since Brexit there has been a tremendous increase in the amount of reported incidents of hate crime but I feel that this is a separate issue which simply reflects how the outcome has been interpreted by a small proportion of the population and is in no way indicative of the motivations that people had in casting their vote.
My own position is irrelevant as I am an EU national and was ineligible to vote, although for the sake of transparency, my position was to remain. I have lived in the UK since 1975.
If you'd like to take part, please contact me to arrange a portrait session.
To visit the page relating to this project on the BBC website, click here.