Les Monaghan

Les Monaghan Relative Poverty

I am interested in class, community, and representation. I make difficult photographs with people I represent often after long term engagement, listening and reflecting. Previously a press photographer schooled in unambiguous imagery, I have deconstructed the documentary method through successive projects including; staging photographs with migrants in assimilation (2006 – 2008) and A Dream of Doncaster (2016), working with text and portraits on the year long commission Aspirations Doncaster (2014) and the ACE funded The Desire Project (2015 – 2016); fictionalising documentary with A Series of Dislocating Events (2011 - 2014); collaborating, exhibiting and re-contextualising, with Relative Poverty (2016 - 2019). Works are often shown on a large scale engaging directly with the public.

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