BA (HONS) photojournalism & docementary photography
The Hidden Epidemic
“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” – Marcus Aurelius
Francis Williams’s work explores some of the darker aspects of the human psyche: despair, misery and isolation. This series looks at people and asks the viewer to contemplate a sense of empathy for others through awareness of ourselves.
Williams attempts to breakthrough the barrier that the camera creates, where photographic observation is often separated from the humanity depicted. In doing this the photographer, and by extension the viewer, addresses fundamental psychological, metaphysical and above all human relationships with individuals who are isolated or in a state of despair.