“Terrain Vague” by Photographer Joseph Horton

Joseph Horton is a British photographer currently based between London and Bristol. His series “Terrain Vague”, documents the areas surrounding the road that divides England and Wales and serves as an unofficial border between rural and industrial South Wales. The road represents two coexisting identities of the British countryside: the sprawling pastoral landscapes often regarded as a peaceful retreat, and the less affluent areas impacted by the hardships of industrial closure. Horton continues:

“Attracted to the political and cultural notions attached to the road, I looked to its surrounding space, finding solitude in a transitory environment. So, the work has become more of a reaction to that—seeking out scenes in the world which represent this feeling.”

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