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Occupied Spaces (1st edition) Ben Roberts

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Occupied Spaces (1st edition) Ben Roberts
Here Press 2012
Softcover 1st edition

£125.00 £70.00 SALE

‘On 15 October 2011, protestors representing the global Occupy movement set up a semi-permanent camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in central London. The aim of the protest was to encourage discourse and raise awareness of social and economic inequalities.

On 25 October, several UK newspapers and media outlets ran stories claiming that ‘thermal imaging’ proved that only 10% of the 250 tents in St. Paul’s Square were being inhabited overnight. I was immediately sceptical of these claims.’

This series of photographs catalogues some of the communal and private spaces that were installed in the St. Paul’s and Finsbury Square camps. The traces of activity and inhabitance serve as a clear document of the utilisation of a limited space by a large number of permanent and temporary residents.

Out of print 1st edition.  Limited to 250 copies.

Featured in Parr/Badger Photobook History vol.3.

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