The Island is a poetic series of photographs made in response to Britain's vote to leave the European Union in 2016. The Photographs reflect Robert's anxieties, hopes and fears about a decision that will affect generations for years to come. The vote to leave felt like a tipping point, dividing families and friends and emphasising societal divides.
The Brexit vote and the outcome of that decision were complex, the result of underlying sociological and political issues and a perceived lack of control over individual and collective fear.
Instead of trying to rationalise or explain the decision, The Island, instead offers a more emotive response. Robert's work often deals with feelings and he draws on his own life experiences and influences from contemporary culture to create a sense of time and place.
LIDO Books, 2022
h295 x w243 mm
Robert Darch The Island 2022 LIDO Books
3 in stock