Nuclear 2.0 2008-2010

AndrewsFamily02final(book)

AndrewsFamily02final(book)

AradiFamily_NEWbook

AradiFamily_NEWbook

Ashra 004

Ashra 004

Brett 004

Brett 004

Butterworth_booklittlewhite

Butterworth_booklittlewhite

Derajji 002

Derajji 002

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Drake01bookNEWbook

Eti 001

Eti 001

Flavio+AbbieNEWbook

Flavio+AbbieNEWbook

Fuscoe01NEWbook

Fuscoe01NEWbook

Gold_Iggy_NEWbook

Gold_Iggy_NEWbook

Hilary and George02NEWbook

Hilary and George02NEWbook

JulieFamily01_NEWbook

JulieFamily01_NEWbook

Lam01Canvas(Iggy)NEWbook

Lam01Canvas(Iggy)NEWbook

Latulip 003

Latulip 003

MadeleineFamily04book

MadeleineFamily04book

McKellar_04 001

McKellar_04 001

Nath_NEWbook

Nath_NEWbook

Quevani 001

Quevani 001

Rahman04(Iggy)

Rahman04(Iggy)

Wade 002

Wade 002

Woodmason03_NPG2010NEWbook

Woodmason03_NPG2010NEWbook

Wyman - LucasNEWbook

Wyman - LucasNEWbook

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Ashra 004 thumbnail
Brett 004 thumbnail
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Derajji 002 thumbnail
Drake01bookNEWbook thumbnail
Eti 001 thumbnail
Flavio+AbbieNEWbook thumbnail
Fuscoe01NEWbook thumbnail
Gold_Iggy_NEWbook thumbnail
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JulieFamily01_NEWbook thumbnail
Lam01Canvas(Iggy)NEWbook thumbnail
Latulip 003 thumbnail
MadeleineFamily04book thumbnail
McKellar_04 001 thumbnail
Nath_NEWbook thumbnail
Quevani 001 thumbnail
Rahman04(Iggy) thumbnail
Wade 002 thumbnail
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“Nuclear” is the result of a three year long project, portraying families of my middle son’s year group at the local primary school in East Finchley, North London.  Primary schools form unique communities around them.  Parents are actively involved in their children’s social lives, most turning up at the school twice a day, dropping off their children in the morning and collecting them in the afternoon.  Parents and carers see each other day in day out, talk and share, arrange play dates and give out birthday party invitations in the playground. The project began in 2008 when the children were in year 4 and culminated in 2010 as they enter year 6, the final year of their primary school and prepare to move up into the secondary school system; depending on their academic abilities, religious affiliation, geographic location, gender and financial status.  For 7 years, the children and their families have been part of the ‘Martin School’ community.  A local state-funded primary school situated in a typical North London suburb.  The community is diverse and for the children, living and learning and playing at the school, race and social class differences are invisible.  This integration is mirrored to a large extent by the parents in their involvement and participation in school life and through the friendships and play-date arrangements made on a daily basis.

At the end of these 7 years, some of the families will continue to actively belong to the Martin School community, having younger siblings still at the school.   They will also be developing new relationships through their children’s new acquaintances at their respective secondary schools although parental involvement and participation at secondary school is different.

Having immigrated to the UK in 1992, I always thought of London as a large and impersonal place, a place in which you do not know your neighbours and people are alienated from each other.  Coming to live in East Finchley and becoming part of the school community, this impression I had shifted considerably and being part of the school community .  In this book, I wanted to record this special time, the people I got to know, my friends and my son’s friends.  Photography freezes a moment in time, this is a moment I wish to preserve.

See Nuclear 1.0


 

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