Archive for the ‘England WC2006’ Category

Project – England WC2006

I’ve started a new project. It’s a photographic documentary of England during the 2006 World Cup. The project is not specifically about the football tournament but instead concentrates on the increased use of the Cross of St. George etc. as an outlet through which people in England have decided to show their support. I suppose this project is social in nature.

It’s pretty phenomenal really, the quantity of flags and similar symbols of support that have been deployed throughout the country and it seems to have happened in an organic fashion without any coercion of any sorts. One day no flags, the next a couple, then a few more and now they are everywhere.

This is not intended as art. The shots are often raw. Messy, untidy. They are what they are.

I can’t help feeling that this is one of those moments in time and by that I do not mean that I think England will win the World Cup.

The documentary images can be found here. They are also linked to from the main page of this site.

I have no idea how extensive the archive will be.