Images of Youth in Cumbria

John Rigby

A series of constructed portraits of young people, developed by the West Cumbrian photographer in the early 1990s.

Rigby was commissioned by Side in 1990 to produce the portraits. Some of the subjects were at the FE College where he taught photography, others were neighbours, acquaintances, and friends. He sought to involve the people he photographed in considering how he was portraying them. He left it to them to decide on locations, dress, pose, and explored their ideas through a number of interviews.

All images © John Rigby

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