My secondary school’s motto was ‘Let Your Light Shine’

These photographs are from the day after bonfire night on the estate and surrounding estates where I grew up and are a metaphor about hope and the fire of youth being slowly extinguished by the U.K. governments austerity programme.

Between 2010 and 2019 more than £30 billion in spending reductions have been made to welfare payments, housing subsidies and social services. During those years the number of children obtaining food from food banks have more than tripled. Once again he hardest hit by a Conservative government are the poorest in society.