The Rebels of Reading

The Rebels of Reading is a collaboration between the artist and a local activist group of which she is a member. Cyanotype prints are made from the results of the groups contribution to a wider international movement ‘No Going Back Sundays’. Every Sunday the rebels hold space and take their portraits with messages calling for a green and socially just society. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they ask us to consider that another way is possible, that this is an opportunity for change. Activists ‘stand alone together’ and are intersectional in their protest, understanding that racial justice and climate justice are intertwined. The portraits represent the power of one person to make change.

The series becomes it’s own action when multiple prints are displayed on the streets of Reading, open to the community to take, in an act of beautiful rebellion.