Mark Neville is a photographer we’ve begun to follow recently, post his August 2013 exhibition Deeds Not Words at The Photographers Gallery. This was a series of photographs chronicling the families of Corby, Northamptonshire as they fought the Council for negligent management of the waste produced by local steelworks plants. This mismanagement caused limb defects in sixteen children within the community, and Neville’s work focused on everyday activities of the locals within the context of this environmental disaster and the eleven year legal battle they undertook and won.
An artist who immerses himself in communities that have a story to tell or one that shouldn’t be forgotten, here are some of our favorite Neville images.
We like how Neville makes his point in an unobtrusive but effective way, one that leaves his audience wanting to know more about the characters and the towns his images hold. And his use of different mediums including video, photography, slides, and publications to disseminate his work, highlights his versatility both as an artist and a storyteller.
All images borrowed with thanks (c) Mark Neville