Home Sweet Home: 1970 — 2018 : THE BRITISH HOME, A POLITICAL HISTORY

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Abstract

Curator and researcher Isabel Bonnet included Ken Grant's photographs of the interiors of working class homes in the North west of England in her major survey, commissioned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie at Arles France in 2019. She asserts that : 'The British's attachment to their homes has continued to assert itself since the early nineteenth century, becoming an important component of their identity. The English language has invented the words comfort and comfortable, words imported into French because nothing better expressed the link between the well-being of soul and body and the domestic interior. The home is so dear to the heart of the British, to highlight the richness, the diversity and the development of photography across the Channel? Home Sweet Home brings together thirty artists of all generations who allow us to share the intimacy and the everyday life of Britain from the 1970s to the present day. A look around the property that sheds light from different angles on the social, cultural and political realities, past and present, of British society.'
Ken Grant contributed 6 photographs from his ongoing work in the UK around working class culture. One photograph was previously published in the Photobook The Close Season, but the rest have not been published by the author.
Original languageEnglish
Pages91-97
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationHome Sweet Home
PublisherEditions Textuel
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • British Photography
  • interior design
  • Photography and class
  • Photography, documentary, working class culture, agricultural communities, livestock, city planning and redevelopment,
  • Political Geography
  • working class culture

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