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.