Almost, if not every, shot in the next sequence included an ethnic minority performer. The BBC presenter Hazel Irvine gushed about the importance of grime music (a form of awful electronic music popular among black youths) to east London. This multicultural equality agenda was so staged it was painful to watch.DM
The blog of Hax (Punch Press: August 2011) by F.C. , after Sean Bonney's Black Water (yt 2007) — an anthropological investigation of the north London borough of Hackney. In no ways handmade. Trade edition. 160 pages, $10 / c.£9 incl. P&P. Cover photo: "Dalston Occupation" (intersection of Dalston Lane and Roseberry Place, Hackney) by Sean Bonney. The structures photographed have since been leveled for construction in advance of the 2012 Olympics. Subscribe via RSS.