‘How do we invent our lives out of a limited range of possibilities, and how are our lives invented for us by those in power?’

Allan Sekula

 
 

Relative Poverty is an ongoing body of work being created by Les Monaghan with families defined as destitute in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. It is a process-led photographic investigation both documentary and collaborative, that deals with issues of agency, visibility, public engagement and fairness of representation. Relative Poverty is being exhibited in all 25 Doncaster libraries, beginning with Askern Community Library and Balby Community Library in May 2017. It was exhibited at Sheffield Central Library in June 2017. All names in italics in the texts are pseudonyms.

Relative Poverty has been supported by:

Alan Gignoux | Alexis Dickinson | Andrea Norrington | Angus MacLeod | Anna Jarvis | Caring in Doncaster | CAST Doncaster | Catherine Banks | Christopher Down | Crowdfund for Arts (Arts Council England) | Daniel Norwood | Darren Sadler | Dawn Wooley | Doncaster & District TUC Trades Council | Doncaster Libraries | Dr Barbara Weavers | Dr Sarah McNicol | Elizabeth Chandler | Gareth Dent | Healthwatch Doncaster | Ian Wolter | Jamie Bubb | Janet Wood | Jason Wilde | Jeffrey Lovell | Jenny Bright | John Umney | Jon Parker | Kat Young | Kate | Keith Greenough | Kristianne Drake | Lee Milne | Lee Proudman | Liz Orton | Lynne Burgess | Mark Gamsu | Martyn Rainbird | Mick Jenkinson | Mike Higgins | Moira Lovell | Morris Gallagher | Nicci Bentley | Nicola O’Neill | Nyssa Hird | Peter Ainsworth | Porl Cooper | Rob Townsend | Robert Good | Rupert Suckling | Russ Barker | Simon Popple | Sophy Rickett | St John the Evangelist’s church, Balby | Stephen Packer | Steve McAleavy | Teresa Meldrum | Tesco Extra Woodfield, Doncaster | Tony & Sharon Shephard | Unison (Doncaster) | Unite Community (Sheffield) | Warren Draper | Will Jennings | Woodfield School, Balby