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From the years 2000 to 2003 Nottingham was titled by press the “Gun Crime Capital” of the UK. Even now, 9 years later; having in recent years bee… Read More
From the years 2000 to 2003 Nottingham was titled by press the “Gun Crime Capital” of the UK. Even now, 9 years later; having in recent years been touted as one of the Top 10 Cities to Visit Worldwide and attracting over 300,000 over-seas visitors annually, many people I have met are still quick to associate this sensationalism with the city and its locals; many often mistaking for reality some of the grossly mis-represented 'facts' and urban-myths surrounding the town. My entry here is meant to poke fun at these over-exaggerations. My images represent Nottinghamshire locals stepping forward in defence against these out of proportion claims; yet ironically at first glance living up to the skewed expectations people have of the area and its caricatured reputation. So Nottingham welcomes the world to come and see for themselves how ridiculous these allegations really are. The only guns to face here are ones of local pride and defiance against the falsified besmirching of our beautiful city and its once-golden reputation. Read Less
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Young Creative Award 2012 Entry
"Nottingham Welcomes The World"