The Joy of Essex: Lucy Sparks’ unusual images of Britain’s most stereotyped county

By Brennavan Sritharan

Returning to Theydon Bois on the outer borders of London after a four-year stay in Berlin, Lucy Sparks embarked on a project about her birthplace. “I felt it was the perfect time to explore what I perceived as an Essex renaissance,” says the 31 year old. “The stereotype has been enjoying a revival, thanks in part to cult reality TV show The Only Way is Essex. A stereotypically Essex lifestyle has become even more decadent since the 1980s and early 1990s, so I wanted to investigate this.”

Essexland, which Sparks made into a book for her photojournalism and documentary photography master’s …read more

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