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Ben Elwes

Tooting, from the series Woolworths (1909 - 2008)

College/University: UCA Rochester
Course Level/Title: MA Photography

Ben Elwes work is concerned with the perpetual nature of media and advertising, the process of its renewal and reinvention, and the way in which it permeates our lives. His interest is in the inherent instability of economic systems, and the links between global economies, media and advertising. These are continually fluctuating in relation to the ‘micro activity’ of the individual within collective consumer behaviour. The project represents the impact of recession upon communities: closure, redundancy and insecurity, evidence too of transition, a changing world and the possibility of regeneration. www.benelwesphoto.co.uk
Tooting, from the series Woolworths (1909 - 2008)
Tooting, from the series Woolworths (1909 - 2008)
Hove, from the series Woolworths (1909 - 2008)
Egham from the series Woolworths (1909-2008)
'Ruislip'
'Lee'
'Barking'
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