This publication is a record from my experience working in a drop in centre in Hanley, Stoke on Trent. The drop in is a safe place for vulnerable adults living in this city, most of which are homeless. The centre provides food and drink, warmth and an opportunity to talk.
In this centre I bear witness to a failure of humanity. An imprisonment of addiction and homelessness. This newspaper shows the effects of a systematic societal breakdown. A museum of disconnection, displacement, neglect, and death.
For me as a photographer this is an initial visual acknowledgement, one that shows the bleak reality of the situation. With that said I don’t pretend to understand the full extent of these individual’s circumstances. Nor do I pretend to have the ability to empathise with their livelihood, this is just an attempt to capture this reality through photographs.
All profits from this publication will be donated to Macari Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.
All photographs made in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
(289mm x 380mm)
Wallet with fluorescent sticker
Edition of 50