Tag: Jon Tonks

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Books to take note of this summer

Reading Time: 4 minutes From the latest chapter of Laia Abril’s long-term project A History of Misogyny to Rachel Papo’s collaborative exploration of pregnancy and motherhood, we round up the publications not to miss

16 August 2022

Showing Invisible Britain

Reading Time: 7 minutes Invisible Britain, a forthcoming book of portraits, shows people who have been left out of the media narrative and left behind by government policy – people who for whatever reason fell on hard times, and found there was little or no support, beyond what they might be able to set up for themselves. Running through the book are references to austerity, the programme of public spending cuts introduced in the UK after the recession, and the impact it’s had on the people here – whether it’s in the lack of support for the full-time carer Greg, who ended up committing suicide, or the patchy probation offered to Matt, who’s spent the last decade falling in and out of prison. The spectre of Brexit also looms, and the uncertain future, but all too obvious intolerance, it’s brought in its wake.

22 October 2018

Margaret Mitchell: In This Place

Reading Time: 5 minutes “When I returned to the work, the notion of place became the focus precisely because of what had not changed in their social landscape over 20 years”

7 March 2018

#BJP 7857: Habitat

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I wanted to offer up experiences concerning the complexity of our existence on the planet,” Louise…

2 February 2017