Today is George Pitcher’s funeral.
In 2013 I photographed him for my Southsiders project. He was a man who was always on a mission, in a time when the Church of England are saying that voting is a moral issue, he was the embodiment of what I think they are getting at. Its not that everyone should vote, its that politically everybody should engage and this is exactly what he did. On a local level he saw the wrongs in life and fought hard to right them, he saw that he could make a difference rather than waiting for someone to come and do it for him. He ruffled feathers, he probably was wrong about things at times but what he did was do it, he put him self out there and stood for something he believed in.
Thank you George for everything, you inspired me.