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Flags are just pieces of cloth, but people turn them into powerful symbols full of often very contradictory meanings. The Union Jack has been a banner of Empire, a symbol of ‘Mod’, tainted with racism and the far-right, but rehabilitated as a fashion icon in the 90s with Cool Britannia, Brit Pop and the 2012 London Olympics.
But with Brexit and the rise of nationalism here, and the election of Donald Trump in the USA, where will we end up if we follow the flag? As well as over 40 photographs, David is showing postcards and pin badges which place his photography in its social and historical context. He gave us a preview at this project at a Redeye talk he gave on Satire and the Image of the City last year. David will be hosting a free tour of the exhibition on Saturday 1 June, 2-4pm, (tour starts at 2.30pm).
Find more information about the exhibition and tour here.
Believe in Me