During the course of Simon’s journey around England members of the public were invited to post ideas of events and leisure pursuits that he could photograph, thereby positioning him alongside his fellow countrymen and attempting to involve the ‘English', to a certain degree, in their own representation. The ideas that were posted provide an interesting snapshot of the country in 2008 and work alongside Simon’s photographs. They illustrate what's important to people and explore their own thoughts on notions of Englishness.
You can read all the ideas below or download a pdf here
November 13, 2008 - 08:51 AM
We are an island and therefore surrounded by water and beaches. It has protected us throught history, offered us a source of food, has been a playgorund in the summer and is ever changing too.
I'm not sure what the specific project could be but it's a good starting point. Maybe beaches out of season, ports such as Dover as entry points into the UK, long shore drift and silted up land such as the fens or Romney Marsh in Sussex ...
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