AboutScarlett Crawford's dramatic, staged photographs explore themes of how we view people, particularly young people, from ethnic and low economic backgrounds living within the urban environment. The issues that affect these people and the trauma they experience both in reality and through the media often have a secondary impact on the rest of society. Often using cinematic visual codes within her documentary style approach, Crawford asks us to consider whether the way her subjects are represented, and in turn viewed, perpetuates the problems further. The exhibition will also include photographs from her previous series âSame Shit, Different Day' which were published in Tank and Vice magazines.
Scarlet graduated in BA Photography at London College of Communication in 2005. She is completing a PGCE in Secondary Education at Goldsmiths. She recently travelled to New York and Rio de Janeiro to continue her exploration of how some major cities are increasingly suffering from, and being associated with, social problems such as gun crime and economic/social deprivation.