William Eckersley (2010 – present)
The perception of rural life in Britain can be dominated by extremes. On one hand there are glossy pastoral depictions in travel brochures, and the romanticisation of the countryside as a utopian idyll: our Jerusalem. The other presents depressing reports on pollution, second home owners, population exodus, the stress of farming and the march of wind turbines. These photographs record the sometimes innocuous and insignificant details of rural life, far from the extremes but close to home.