james parker (uk)
NOOR - Keep on, Keepin’ on
James Parker (b.1991) is a British photographer working in Documentary and Portraiture. Originally from Barnsley, Yorkshire, Parker studied photography at universities in Edinburgh and Toronto achieving a 1st class honours degree. in 2014 he moved to London to develop his photographic practice whilst assisting several acclaimed photographers. His photography has continued to gain recognition both online, in print, through exhibitions and with invitations to both the Magnum and NOOR Masterclass programs.
KEEP ON, KEEPIN’ ON
Keep on, Keepin’ on reflects on the years since the great miners strike of 1985. Margaret Thatcher intended to wipe all evidence of the mining industry from the landscape of the United Kingdom, with her government ethos ‘Scorched Earth’. This archeological approach maps and returns to landscapes within Yorkshire that still holds a strong connection to mining and its community. Today, the British taxpayer spends £1.7 Billion pounds on importing coal from America, Columbia and Russia. Yet, the estimated projection rate of remaining coal under British land could have lasted till the year 2050.