Curator Selection / 2021 / /

The Deniers

  • Photographer
    Denise Laura Baker
  • Credit
    Denise Laura Baker

UK; 5th November 2020.

As the British public became more and more disillusioned with the ongoing Covid 19 lockdowns, Covid denial, anti tax and Qanon conspiracy theories threatened to derail the 'stay at home, save lives' discourse. On the 5th November a small, disillusioned, vocal group of protestors took to the streets playing cat and mouse with the police, who turned out in force and came down hard.

Even photographers and journalists were threatened with arrest under Covid legislation, which raised important questions about our freedom to work, to protest, to ask questions.

Denise Laura Baker is a documentary, street and portrait photographer. Her work draws on influences from her eclectic career, notably her time as an ethnographic psychologist where she conducted interviews, observations and collected stories. Denise continues to collect and tell visual stories though her photography, matching them with recorded or written narrative.

Much of Denise's work is driven by her passionate commitment to contemporary environmental and political issues, but also seeking out hidden truths, underlying secrets, or capturing the mundane reality of everyday life.

Awards PX3 2020 Honourable Mention