Longsight / Shortsight
Longsight / Shortsight is a photographic project originating from my interest and commitment to highlight positive initiatives of my community, Longsight, a densely populated multicultural inner-city neighbourhood in south-east Manchester, and the environment in which they occur.
Through giving exposure and recognition to the individuals and grass-roots organisations cultivating positive change in Longsight, the project aims to encourage a more positive perception of its resilient and committed community from the inside out.
The venues in which I photograph my sitters are connected to their work and it is the setting of their choice, the one where they feel most comfortable to be portrayed in.
Roxana Allison is a socially-engaged Manchester-based photographer working on themes of migration, memory, place and justice. She works collaboratively and independently and undertakes photographic commissions and personal projects. Allison graduated in 2006 with a BA in Fine Art at the National Faculty of Art & Design in Mexico City and is currently completing an MA in Photography at the University of Bolton.