In November 2013 a group of environmental activists set up camp at Barton Moss, Salford to protest against exploratory drilling at IGas’s proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) well. The protest lasted until April 2014 when the company stopped drilling.
During this period the campaign at Barton Moss in Salford achieved so much. It took on the local council, Greater Manchester Police, the drilling company IGas and one of the largest landowner in the North of England, Peel Holdings, and had massive victories against them all. It transformed the City of Salford galvanising the local activist community and politicising the wider community.
The project has been created after spending 3 to 4 days a week for the duration of the protest photographing the people, the camp, the policing and the daily protest walks and includes over 100 photographs. The project looks at the community that grew through the protests, how it was policed, the impact the protest had and the methods it used in achieving its successes.