London's Square Mile by Polly Braden
London's financial centre, known as 'London's Square Mile', covers one square mile of land. The photographs have charted the rise and more recently fall of the City. Whilst the City branded itself and was seen from the outside as a slick, modern and confident place in 2006 these days it is just as often the place protestors choose to put up tents or the starting place for the public sector march.
Ten thousand people live in the Square Mile and over 350,000 come in to work each day. What do these financial centres represent to the rest of the country? They exist within the city but separately to it. In London's case the City has it's own police, it's own political system, it is the proud owner of land around London such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath. What does it mean to the people who live within this area and to the rest of the country who feel the impact of decisions made there in their everyday lives?
You can purchase Polly's photograph One New Change, 2012 from Fraction Editions.
Polly Braden is a London, UK based photographer.
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