David Walker – God is What I Make of Him

Here is the third post focusing on projects by David Walker’s.

God is What I Make of Him – David Walker

‘God is What I Make of Him’ Was a commission from Rochdale Art Gallery (Touchstones)

Eighteen places of worship covering fourteen denominations throughout the Rochdale area from Littleborough to Heywood. I was a representative of the Council, an outsider, a non-believer, and some would argue an intruder. The people I met were charming, helpful, and on the whole cheerful, but mostly what I found, and indeed what I came to photograph was a deep seated sadness and emptiness emanating from a dogged determination to defend their particular version of the truth.

The photographs were shown in DVD form on a 16ft screen with a music track by Aphex Twin. The presentation DVD package was designed by Christian Brett and the poem was devised by Steven Waling.

Author: craigatkinsonstudio

UK based photographer, publisher (Café Royal Books), lecturer (UCLan), visiting lecturer (lots), and dad (x2). Generally concerned with street photography and places, usually Brutalist. Founded Café Royal Books in 2005. Publishes weekly titles focusing broadly on aspects of change, usually social documentary, in the UK, and between 1970 — 2000. Work collected by MoMA, Tate, V&A and many other international public, private and educational libraries, galleries and museums.

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