Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience is a collection of stories we don’t hear very often, from people who are frequently marginalised in the arts and media, neglected by politicians, and ignored within society. The stories are about identity, injustice and inequality, and some of the social issues that are affecting millions of people across the UK. Most importantly, these are stories about how people have found hope during difficult times and survived challenging circumstances. The book is the first step towards setting up a platform that will work with underrepresented individuals and communities to amplify their voices and help enable them to tell their stories in the arts and media. It’s in very early development, but our intentions are to do something to make the arts and media more inclusive of people whose voices aren’t heard often enough.
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience - The Book
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience reveals untold stories from people who have been left out of the media narrative and left behind by government policy. Featuring the work of accomplished documentary photographers along with new and emerging artists, the book presents people speaking in their own words to create a narrative that reveals how an unprecedented world of austerity, de-industrialisation and social upheaval is affecting us all.
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience, edited by Paul Sng, curated by Laura Dicken, and with a foreword by Michael Sheen, is published by Policy Press.
Photography: Inès Elsa Dalal, Kirsty Mackay, Poem Baker, Joseph Murphy, Amara Eno, Andrew Jackson, Nicola Muirhead, Lisa Wormsley, Joanne Coates, Laura Dicken, Fiona Yaron Field