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Picturing Stockton : a researcher’s view

Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity: The Stockton-on-Tees Study

Amy Greer-Murphy is a postgraduate student who is working on the Health inequalities project.She is investigating the lived experience of people in Stockton and has  a particular interest in mothers. She is also interested in photography as a way to explore places and people, as she explains;

For the last few months I have been spending time in Stockton as part of the ethnographic element of my fieldwork; mostly in the town centre. As I walked around, I’ve been taking pictures with my phone, and uploading them to social media.

I knew very little about Stockton outside of what I’d seen at the University campus and read in journals so I wanted to try and capture what felt, for me, like the ‘essence’ of the place. On my journeys, some with a specific purpose (a meeting, to catch a bus), some just a wander, I snapped corners, buildings with nice…

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