Photographic Dossier (3)
Richard Oughton [+]
The photographs chosen for this dossier focus on current participation within the Northern Soul scene and bring together images from a range of British and European events, focusing on the multigenerational nature of contemporary Northern Soul participation. Through his work, Richard seeks to harness the unsurpassed power & immediacy of the photographic image to record the intense physicality & emotional connection between dancer & music - as both a deeply personal & collective experience. Previous bodies of work include documenting the emergence of The Wigan Young Souls whose attitude, aesthetic & dynamism provide a contemporary insight evocative of the original scene as an underground youth movement.