Photofusion Member | Ian Flanders
Here are two current projects by photographer Ian Flanders: Ember Sports Club and Portraits from the Inside.
Ember Sports Club is a privately owned non-commercial club hidden in between residential houses near Esher railway station and Sandown Park Racecourse.
The Club was formed in 1935 and is made of a total membership around 500 people, of which over 75% belong to the sporting sections. In addition to Croquet, Bowls and Tennis they also have a Drama section and separate Social membership.The membership is made up of people from all walks of life with a high percentage of senior members. It was with this group that I focused an intimate photography project, where each member was asked to bring a long one time that connected them to the club.
Portraits from the Inside, is a project, about re-offending and rehabilitation linked to The 7 Pathways. The project aims to create an understanding of the successful strategies prisoners use to reduce their reoffending. I have worked with offenders to construct a life history revealing the pathways, which led to their reoffending, including their experiences of family, education and work. Narrative texts are complimented by a series of photographic portraits, to allow the offender a visual voice through the medium of photography.