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Closing In
2009

Closing In

Adam Patterson

ANOTHER LOST CHILD (Great Britain, 2008)

2007 was a black year for the city of London: at least 26 young people were victims of fatal street violence. According to Adam Patterson the to-do in the media about this just fed the tense atmosphere on the street. With ANOTHER LOST CHILD the photographer tries to provide a counterweight to the panic factory. He decided to find the people who were always being written about, and give them a voice. A grant from the Royal Photographic Society enabled Patterson to work for a sustained period in the problem neighbourhoods, from which many of the victims and perpetrators come. He was able to win their trust, and could work closely with a gang member from Brixton, whose texts Patterson combined with intimate photography. He places the events in a different, less tendentious light.

  • ANOTHER LOST CHILD (Great Britain, 2008)

    2007 was a black year for the city of London: at least 26 young people were victims of fatal street violence. According to Adam Patterson the to-do in the media about this just fed the tense atmosphere on the street. With ANOTHER LOST CHILD the photographer tries to provide a counterweight to the panic factory. He decided to find the people who were always being written about, and give them a voice. A grant from the Royal Photographic Society enabled Patterson to work for a sustained period in the problem neighbourhoods, from which many of the victims and perpetrators come. He was able to win their trust, and could work closely with a gang member from Brixton, whose texts Patterson combined with intimate photography. He places the events in a different, less tendentious light.

  • ANOTHER LOST CHILD (Great Britain, 2008)

  • ANOTHER LOST CHILD (Great Britain, 2008)

  • ANOTHER LOST CHILD (Great Britain, 2008)

  • ANOTHER LOST CHILD (Great Britain, 2008)

Biography

Another Lost Child (2008)

2007 was a black year for the city of London: at least 26 young people were victims of fatal street violence. According to Adam Patterson the to-do in the media about this just fed the tense atmosphere on the street. With Another Lost Child the photographer tries to provide a counterweight to the panic factory. He decided to find the people who were always being written about, and give them a voice. A grant from the Royal Photographic Society enabled Patterson to work for a sustained period in the problem neighbourhoods, from which many of the victims and perpetrators come. He was able to win their trust, and could work closely with a gang member from Brixton, whose texts Patterson combined with intimate photography. He places the events in a different, less tendentious light.

Adam Patterson (b. Northern Ireland, 1982) studied media at the University of Sunderland, before shifting over to photography. He has published in Vice and Ei8ht. At present he lives again in the land of his birth, where he is visualising life after the peace accord.

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