Stewart Wall ARPS
The Kasbah to Central Hall (2018)
A limited edition hardback book (100 copies), 150 pages long and sized 8in x 8in. Published in England by First Hand Reports UK
My interest as a photojournalist is how doors open and close to individuals and sometimes whole communities because of changing political climates and primary objectives of government and my work considers the fine line between regeneration and dispossession of home and work.
The Kasbah to Central Hall book project began after reading many negative stories about the area of East Marsh in Grimsby and seeing the film called Grimsby featuring Sasha Baron Cohen that appeared to mock the area. Many locals complained that the film appeared desperate to show a rubbish-strewn, violent ghetto in which drunks urinate from windows and mothers hand children cans of beer in the street, and I wanted to see if this was true and so set out to create my own first-hand report.
My career as a press photographer began in 1978 on the Brentwood Gazette newspaper in Essex, England, and today, 40 years later my photographic projects are documentary responses to stories by the media that I refer to as 'first-hand reports'.
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