Mark Attwood is a documentary photographer whose work primarily focuses on socio-economic issues, identity, and community in modern-day Britain. His work aims to tell a story that acts as evidence to support the statement he makes within each body of work. The genre of documentary photography can be very broad in its subject matter and is often perceived as voyeuristic in its nature, and so his current work aims to take a more 'socially engaged' approach, to place the subject on a more equal level of importance in the production of the work as him, the creator.
The goals in Attwood's work is to be the creator of conversations and debate, to assess the causes of change and struggles in communities in modern-day Britain. He believes creating these debates is more vital than ever, living in the era of Brexit, Trump, and economic and political uncertainty.
Images by ©Cameron Paterson. http://www.cpaterson.co.uk/
Theatre By The Lake, Circle Gallery, Keswick
Violence Portrayal, 2019
Borderlands, Vallum Gallery, Carlisle
A Crap Town, 2019
Photosight, Online Showcase
Photograd2020, Online Showcase
2020vision, University of Cumbria, 2020vision.gallery