Wes Foster A Barry Parker Utopia

 

Photography & Statement Wes Foster

 

 

‘A Barry Parker Utopia’ documents the spaces of Wythenshawe, an area made up of estates to the South of Manchester built in the 30’s. Richard Barry Parker originally planned the estates as a utopia of green spaces, parkways and an equalization of the classes though instead it became ostracized, without a tram line being built until the twenty-first century and a shopping center nearly fifty years after the area was planned and built. This body of work questions the way the space has been changed, leaving behind green space and the ideals that it was built upon, while asking whether utopia is a class based dream, prescribed to others through their own unique vision of what an ideal is.

 

 

 

 

 

Wes Foster A Barry Parker Utopia

 

Photography & Statement Wes Foster

 

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