Alex Currie Salford. Degeneration

Alex Currie has been investigating Salford for our project Degeneration. Salford made famous for its chimney topped roofs used at the start of English soap Coronation Street, has seen some regeneration over the last 5 years. Salford looked set to lose many of its red brick terraced housing through the pathfinder scheme, however a number … Continue reading

Oliver Perrott. Liverpool.

Oliver Perrott has been investigating Toxteth and the Boot Estate in Liverpool as part of our project Degeneration. Toxteth is probably most well known for the Toxteth riots in 1981, now however there are many streets left boarded up awaiting regeneration. Extensive regeneration has taken place in Toxteth over the last few years, including demolition … Continue reading

Richard Chivers. Rowner Estate Gosport Portsmouth.

Richard Chivers has been investigating the Rowner Estate in Gosport as part of our Degeneration project. The Rowner housing estate in Gosport, Portsmouth, England, has fallen into decline and is now due for regeneration. The estate fell into decline during the 1980s and 90s through a lack of investment. Drug problems and anti social behavior … Continue reading

Simon Carruthers. Heygate Estate London.

Simon Carruthers has been investigating the Heygate Estate in London as part of our Degeneration project. The Heygate Estate, Elephant & Castle, London The London County Council initiated a major development of the Elephant and Castle area from the late 1950s. The last stage in this process was the Heygate Estate which was constructed between … Continue reading

Degeneration by Human Endeavour.

noun the state or process of being or becoming degenerate; decline or deterioration: overgrazing has caused serious degeneration of grassland. • Medicine deterioration and loss of function. . . ‘Degeneration’ is an on-going project between four photographers Alex Currie, Simon Carruthers, Oliver Perrott and Richard Chivers, produced and curated from inception as a whole body of work, … Continue reading

Introducing Human Endeavour.

Human Endeavour are Alex Currie, Richard Chivers, Simon Carruthers and Oliver Perrott, a photographic collective conceived back in 2007 with the aim of bringing together like-minded photographers with a view to curating and enabling the set up and exhibition of new works around a central theme. The objective is to exhibit photographic work that is … Continue reading