5 min., 14 sec. Made in 2003.
Between September 1973 and November 1974 I travelled 10,000 miles around England in my home, travelling darkroom and gallery, the Free Photographic Omnibus, making a photographic record during a time of great social change. Every week I ran a free portrait session in a different town centre and, listening to what people told me, made picture stories in the neighbourhood. The journey was funded by sponsorship – private, commercial and public (‘crowdfunding’ in modern parlance) – and received two Arts Council of Great Britain awards. This is the story of that adventure.