FLASH REPORT 

What is lost is lost forever:

Holly Falconer captures young Brits in favor of remaining in the EU as Brexit support rises, according to polls

Photo courtesy of the artist / via iD

With the EU referendum vote in just nine days (23 June), the release of new poll results last night do not bode well for the Remain camp or for the 3 million EU residents currently residing in the UK. According to the Guardian/ICM’s latest phone and online polls, supporters of leaving the EU now have a six-point lead over those voting to remain—an increase in the pro-leaving numbers from just two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the fight to keep the United Kingdom in the EU continues, with artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ poetic line of posters and t-shirts gaining visibility around the capital city and delivering reminders to its citizens to register to vote while considering the irrevocable consequences of leaving. As the registration deadline loomed last week, nineteensixtyeight photographer Holly Falconer was commissioned by iD to take to the streets and shoot portraits of young Brits wearing Tillmans’ t-shirts to show their support for remaining in the EU. A selection of her images can be found below.

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

“The Tory government almost abolished the Human Rights Act not long ago, and the buck can’t stop at the boy’s club that is the Tory Party,” one London-based journalist told i-D. Staying in the EU means “trade union support, regulation on the budget and an immigration system that’s more pro human rights.”

An English fashion designer in turn voiced his support for “the free movement of persons to work, reside or travel in any EU member state without a permit,” and accordingly “the free movement of goods, services, labour and capital.”

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

Photo courtesy of the artist / via i-D

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