Jonathan Longworth

Photography BA(Hons)

The Tide Is Coming In

During the 1970's, Huddersfield demolished a large chunk of its classical Victorian architecture in an attempt to modernise the town, replacing it all with Brutalist structures. Now, 50 years later, Huddersfield is on the cusp of a second rebirth. With the plans to introduce a wave of Post-Modernist buildings to reinvigorate the local economy within the next 10 years, the centre will soon start to see a large chunk of its Brutalist pieces deconstructed and with it, a part of the town's modern identity. Exhibited here are segments of these structures before they disappear from view, leaving only abstract forms, the visually unrecognisable, to remain in its place. A removal of footprints. A deconstruction of history before our very eyes.