As part of the Photography Groups exploration of the theme of ‘Identity’, we have been asking the people we meet what they think it means to ‘be British’ ?
It has proven an interesting experience, especially as we did not expect some of the reactions we received to our simply hanging the national flag in public. Reactions ranging from puzzlement, to outright disgust were evident & upon further investigation, the group were surprised at the often negative connotations attached to displaying the flag & in having in some cases, to pull any comment from those that we approached.
Whether caught up in the seeming non excitement in preparing for the Olympics, saddened by the prospect that being British means to take your last journey through a small English town, now made famous by its receiving of dead servicemen or caught up in the pseudo nostalgia of the coming Jubilee – Here are the beginnings of what we hope will form another thread of discussion for future visitors.
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