Poverty is a pervasive problem in the UK, with around 20% of the population, or 13.4 million people living under these conditions. My remix presents a juxtaposition between the UK’s wealthiest, the British royal family, and those suffering in poverty. The photo of the royal family standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace wearing frivolous outfits, waving to a crowd of admirers presents a shocking contrast to the several images of children playing in poor neighbourhoods, homeless people asking for money, and people lining up at a food bank. Overall, this image aims to illuminate the severe wealth disparity that many Brits have been trying to bring attention to for years.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation. (n.d.). Overall UK poverty rates. https://www.jrf.org.uk/data/overall-uk-poverty-rates