Gost, 2022. First edition. Clothbound hardcover, 136 pp., 11 b/w and 52 color illustrations, 212 x 265 mm. Photographs by Craig Easton. Text by Jack Shenker.
‘My job is to shine a light into dark corners. And I want to hold people to account for what I find there.’ Craig Easton
Thatcher’s Children, a long-term project by photographer Craig Easton, examines the intergenerational nature of poverty as experienced by three generations of the Williams family in the north of England. The passage of time shown in the book demonstrates how deprivation is connected to the social policy failures of successive governments.
A selection of the work from the series will be included in the exhibition Is Anybody Listening? at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool from 12 January – 26 February 2023, before touring the UK.