Silent Marches, marching silently

A silent march by Hackney teenagers from Ridley Road to Parliament Square in 1962 kept me going for years.In 2020, I retraced the steps of the young protesters; marching silently, on my own investigating London streets, and their historical and social refrences to protest and power.

Photographs of Silent Marches, found online - past and present - merge my local with global realities; a way of exploring personal and collective action.

United in intention, a flock silently gathers, metamorphosing in the thousands. New formations fill the sky second by second. I observe endless patterns of being together.

*... to complete book project ‘Ridley Road Market’. The 1962 Silent March was my starting point for this - a bridge between Ridley Road and the Road Less Travelled Press activities.

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