Artist: Craig Easton
Title: Awais, 16, Nelson, Lancashire
Medium: Digital Photograph
Dimensions: H: 138cm W: 112cm
Accession Number: US2018-17B
Acquisition info: part of the wider project ‘SIXTEEN’ which explores the hopes, dreams, ambitions and fears of sixteen year olds from all walks of life all around the UK. As with much of Easton’s work it is rooted in social documentary and ties in with other projects looking at notions of meritocracy, social mobility and how we organise society.
SIXTEEN evolved into a group project and touring exhibition when Easton invited a number of leading contemporary photographers around the UK to contribute works from different regions. His own interests were in the Scottish Islands and in the post-industrial communities of the north of England, where this work was made.