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Curtis Salmon Overlooked Cornwall Part 1/2

Cornwall is a popular tourist destination due to its unrivaled natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Despite this, Cornwall is also one of the most deprived counties in the UK. This series documents the level of urban decay and deprivation that is usually overlooked and ignored in favour of the narrative of false perfection and natural beauty.

Within this photobook, there is a set of mini-series that covers different subjects under the wider umbrella of Deprivation within Cornwall. The set includes:

‘Welcome to Cornwall’ looks at the imagery you would expect to see when thinking of Cornwall and highlights Cornwall’s rural and urban beauty.

‘Urban Decay’ challenges the stereotypes associated with Cornwall and contradicts the imagery within the previous series. ‘Urban Decay’ puts a spotlight on the unattractive and ignored parts of populated areas and looks at the rundown and neglected infrastructure to highlight the imperfections within Cornwall.

‘Wealth Inequality’ compares the quality of housing as a form of a materialistic substance to represent the wealth of a person. The difference in quality becomes immediately apparent highlighting the difference in wealth from one person to another.

‘Housing’ addresses issues residents face such as cold, damp and neglected interiors as well as initiatives to tackle Cornwall’s housing crisis through affordable housing projects.

‘Rural Isolation’ looks at the difficulty and lack of access to the rural outskirts of Cornwall with the focus leaning towards transportation and bus services

‘Tourism’ covers the popularity of tourism within Cornwall, highlighting the appeal of Cornish beaches. ‘Tourism’ also touches on the issues created by the excess of tourism in the potentially dangerous environment and the strain it puts on rescue services,

‘Covid Impact’ focuses on the visual changes brought to the urban landscape following the COVID-19 outbreak and national lockdown.
Works - Video / SketchFab

Overlooked Cornwall Part 2/2

Overlooked Cornwall Part 2/2 Photobook

Cornwall is a popular tourist destination due to its unrivaled natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Despite this, Cornwall is also one of the most deprived counties in the UK. This series documents the level of urban decay and deprivation that is usually overlooked and ignored in favour of the narrative of false perfection and natural beauty.

Within this photobook, there is a set of mini-series that covers different subjects under the wider umbrella of Deprivation within Cornwall.
The set includes:

‘Welcome to Cornwall’ looks at the imagery you would expect to see when thinking of Cornwall and highlights Cornwall’s rural and urban beauty.

‘Urban Decay’ challenges the stereotypes associated with Cornwall and contradicts the imagery within the previous series. ‘Urban Decay’ puts a spotlight on the unattractive and ignored parts of populated areas and looks at the rundown and neglected infrastructure to highlight the imperfections within Cornwall.

‘Wealth Inequality’ compares the quality of housing as a form of a materialistic substance to represent the wealth of a person. The difference in quality becomes immediately apparent highlighting the difference in wealth from one person to another.

‘Housing’ addresses issues residents face such as cold, damp and neglected interiors as well as initiatives to tackle Cornwall’s housing crisis through affordable housing projects.

‘Rural Isolation’ looks at the difficulty and lack of access to the rural outskirts of Cornwall with the focus leaning towards transportation and bus services ‘Tourism’ covers the popularity of tourism within Cornwall, highlighting the appeal of Cornish beaches.

‘Tourism’ also touches on the issues created by the excess of tourism in the potentially dangerous environment and the strain it puts on rescue services.

‘Covid Impact’ focuses on the visual changes brought to the urban landscape following the COVID-19 outbreak and national lockdown.