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A society beset with fragmentation.
With just over half the British population voting to leave the EU in 2016, what remained was a Britain at odds with itself. Cities against countryside, youth against the elderly, England and Wales against Scotland and Northern Ireland. Today, post-Brexit, the lasting consequences of our self-expulsion from Europe remain clouded as ever — as does the question of our national identity.
In the Portraits of Britain collection, we probe what it means to be British today; we celebrate the many faces of a divided nation, and the photographers who have captured them.