Government, People, Photography, Politics

Local combines a photographic narrative by John Kippin with a significant essay by political analyst Dr. Henry Kippin.

The perception and scope of local government is explored together with an investigation of the relationship with central government.

Why, as a nation, have we lost faith with our local politicians? And why do we generally hold them in such low esteem?

Local looks at the possibility of a realignment of local politics and develops a visual rhetoric of the local.

Cumbria County Council is the subject of this narrative which was photographed and developed during an artist-in-residence programme during 2008.

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