We Come One
Ongoing: May 2022 - Present
Through the medium of photography and sound recording, We Come One captures the collaborative, harmonious group-energy that develops within England’s folkloric events - theorised as ‘collective effervescence’ by French proto-sociologist Émile Durkheim.
Set in a post-lockdown, cost-of-living crisis England, these free folkloric events are attracting record breaking crowds celebrating togetherness during a period defined by social isolation, political discord and international alienation.
Conducting short interviews with those in attendance and photographing the magic that happens when large groups of people gather for a common cause, We Come One highlights the importance of England’s folkloric heritage as a conduit for human connectedness, belonging, community and collective escapism.