The City of Six Towns; Mark Power

The City of Six Towns, Mark Power
The City of Six Towns, Mark Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2014 internationally renowned and critically acclaimed photographer Mark Power was commissioned to make a new body of work in Stoke-on-Trent as a collaboration with Appetite.  The resulting exhibition was presented in the new city centre square as a public realm event over a period of three months.  Over 50 new works made by Power were distinctive, illustrating the city as he found it, like visual stories or postcards from the city, a narrative in pictures, telling the unique story of life in the city and communities.  In undertaking the commission Power remarked that in the city there are layers of history everywhere.  Behind every new build is a sign of the past, while in front of every ruin, ancient or modern, there’s evidence of potential change.