Fergus Jordan
Visual Arts

A photographic study of the physical and physiological manifestations of a divided city. St Louis, Missouri is one of the most racially, socially and economically divided cites in America.

Physical division is most visible on one particular area, Delmar Boulevard. This area has become known locally as the dividing line – to the south of the road the rich live in large million dollar houses. Across the road to the north, houses are empty with shutters down and the streets are rampant with drugs and violence, driven by poverty. In 2014, the City was put under a ‘state of emergency’ as riots broke out following the ruling on the murder of teenager Michael Brown. This controversial period reawakened debates of race and social inequality in the United States.

Exhibition runs until 25 November 2016