Rik Jundi – People’s Republic of Mancunia
So I’m driving with Bob through Gorton, on the Hyde Road. And he says something like “we’re now passing through the Queen’s Protectorate of Gorton”, and a bit further on he says “Hey, Jundi, we’re now entering the People’s Republic of Mancunia”. Twenty years later I thought “that’d make a good title for a photo project”. And so, with a mixture of intuition and discovery, I began to take photos with Mancunia on my mind.
My book “The People’s Republic of Mancunia” – a collaboration with the city’s leading wordsmiths – is published by Flapjack Press and can be obtained “from all good bookshops”, or by contacting me.