13 May – 26 June 2011 at FACT. Big Society – Images by Simon Barber
A road trip along the hidden lanes and narrows of the UK, The Big Society examines Britain from the perspective of people trying to negotiate their way through the chaos brought about by a nation’s leaders unshaking belief in the Voodoo economics which took the country to the brink of bankruptcy in 2007.
By turns tragic, sinister, banal and just plain daft Si Barber travelled 12000 miles around the UK over three years photographing not the movers or the shakers, but those surviving the will of the powerful. The shop staff made to dance for their employers each morning, the sex workers stumbling around the darkened streets of Bradford looking for punters. The skivers and the squaddies, the lucky and the losers.
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday – 11am – 9pm
Image: Simon Barber – Crackpipe