As part of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling, we're highlighting each of the photographers who took partby
What Is Your London?
For many, the idea of London conjures up postcard pictures: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace. However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated. That isn’t the reality for young people living here today. London is nothing without the people that live in it, and each individual has their own story to tell so the participants of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling were briefed with showing the world what their version of London is, to let the world see their perspective.
This is Nathan's London...
With Compliments tells of a young adult living with autism and the impact his condition has had on his mother, and the challenges they both face day to day.
Photographs of the young man are accompanied by medical assessments, appointments, referrals and prescriptions dated as far back as 2008, addressed to his mother. The physical documentation contrasts the gentle aesthetic of the photographs, providing a discourse on the symptoms of autism as well as a mother’s mental health from the medical evaluation. The artist and the young man share the same mother.