Small Town Inertia
Small Town Inertia by J A Mortram. First edition (2017). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition.
Choose between a new signed copy with a print or a new copy with a slight imperfection without print.
*The Print is unsigned and comes only with the signed book in new condition.
*Please note that all copies are brand new, however, the cheaper option has a bump to corner that has affected both boards and corner of pages.
About Small Town Inertia
Jim Mortram lives near Dereham, a small town in Norfolk. Dereham is no different from thousands of other communities throughout Britain, where increasing numbers of people struggle to survive at a time of welfare cuts and failing health services. For over seven years, Jim has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and also a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives. His work covers difficult subjects such as disability, addiction and also self-harm. But is always with hope and dignity, focusing upon the strength and resilience of the people he photographs. Small Town Inertia is a remarkable body of work. A full-time carer for his mother, Jim is, like his subjects, unable to escape from the geographical confines of his hometown and so his understanding and sympathy for his struggling neighbours is apparent in every photograph. This is a timely book; a firm rebuttal of damaging government welfare policies with their well-used rhetoric that ‘we are all in this together.’