Ruth White: The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes
Ruth White is an artist and researcher based in Liverpool. Her work looks at the role of photography and the photobook in representing social class and the formation of identity. She completed a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University entitled 'A Practice-led Investigation into the Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes Since 1975'. Join Ruth for a walk-through of her PhD research, which highlights the important contribution photobooks have made to our understanding of Thatcherism and how they can be used to investigate the lived experience of class. Ruth will discuss the influences on her own photography and zine-making practice, which focuses on creating a comprehensive picture of working-class life.