For Fractured Stories, a British Journal of Photography commission supported by Ecotricity, Rhiannon Adam spent four months immersed in the fracking debate. As the first article documenting the commission is released, Adam’s striking portrait of activist and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is seen for the first time.
Outside the designer’s studio in Battersea, London, Adam photographed British icon and activist Vivienne Westwood, a long-standing and vocal opponent of the practice of fracking. “I am involved because I am an activist. “The people in power who want fracking, they are in the business of wrecking the Earth and selling it for tuppence,” she says. “So far, it has been a disaster: they have all lost their money.”
Over the next fortnight a series of editorials will be published on BJP-online telling the stories of the individuals Adam’s photographed. Read the first, which offers a glimpse into life on the frontline of the fracking resistance, by clicking on the button below.