Desires No Publicity (2016)

This work explores the social history of photography for the football pools industry. The work is an envelope of promotional photographs from the Littlewoods Archive held at the National Football Museum. The original photographs were produced to protect prize-winners who had requested anonymity from publicity and show how the photographers employed different tactics for hiding the identity of the subject. Yet many of the resulting portraits are unexpectedly disturbing by today’s standards. Reproduced as thick, materially significant prints housed in a manila folder, together with photocopies taken from press releases of the time.

Manila envelope, photocopy, nine inkjet prints 10x15cm


Edition of 50