North: Volume Two

Morrison, Brian, Aitken, John orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7261-1332, Bratchford, Gary, Purcell, Jonathan, Morris, Phillip Michael, Brake, Jane, Moss-Coomes, Abigail, Wood, Becca, Stanton, Charles et al (2016) North: Volume Two. North, 2 . University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK. ISBN 978-1-909755-08-6

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North Volume Two reflects our belief in photography as a relevant tool for exploring our ever-changing world. Whether in Preston, Liverpool, Berlin or Guangzhou the image-makers create a conversation with contemporary life as they endeavour to make their surroundings legible. In this second edition we continue North in the streets and spaces of the city. From contested sites of demolition, to new imaginaries formulated in the studio and in domestic, digital and social space, the volume is testament to how the urban endures as one of photography’s perennial objects of study. Like the first edition, We aim to highlight our commitment to everyday life as a meaningful arena for research and cultural production.


Section title
Section author
John van Aitken
There is no city only us
Jonathan Purcell & Phillip Michael Morris
Seeing and Unseeing the Urban Environment: a critical and contextual response
Gary Bratchford
Life's A Drag
Lauren Jo Kelly & Dale Lately
Visit: Xiancun Urban Village in Guangzhou
John van Aitken & Jane Brake
Kevin Crooks Interview
Brian J. Morrison

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