Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

Born into Incarceration. Leake Street, London. 13th June 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Banksy Cans Festival Leake Street, Waterloo Station. London, UK. 13th June 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-06-13 00:00:00

Underneath Waterloo Station in Leake Street, South London, hidden from the public view, there stands a body of art by the people inspired by the artist Banksy that tells the story of our nation.

From the branding of religion to the 10p tax fiasco, from the lamented passing of celebrity Boris Johnson to the coffin of politics, through to the loss of innocence that is the War on Terror.

Throughout, these stencils illustrate a conscience in motion too elegant to be recognised by the government and too wily to be understood by the media. The nation we have become leaves its forensic fingerprint on the walls of this tunnel at the hands of Banksy and the people and stands to humiliate all who deny the truth of it.

Leake Street, London. 13th June 2008.

At the start of the new millenium, the nation falls apart. Its religious beliefs mean nothing, it believes logic and not faith and subverts all to justify the failure.

At the start of the new millenium, the nation falls apart. Its religious beliefs mean nothing, it believes logic and not faith and subverts all to justify the failure.

The angels in heaven lament the rise of the brand that replaces faith as the control of humanity.

The angels in heaven lament the rise of the brand that replaces faith as the control of humanity.

In an age of protest, those with a mind to be strong, abandon the legitimacy of government and the authority of the state.

In an age of protest, those with a mind to be strong, abandon the legitimacy of government and the authority of the state.

Tanks, Morris dancers and riot police pirouhette in a dance of the chaotics.

Tanks, Morris dancers and riot police pirouhette in a dance of the chaotics.

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, and chief communista, abandons the pretence of representation of the working class.

The Chancellor of the United Kingdom, and chief communista, abandons the pretence of representation of the working class.

The Manly Man comes back with new purpose, and renewed vigour - but without respect.

The Manly Man comes back with new purpose, and renewed vigour - but without respect.

Public opinion, much maligned by abstract representation, only ever yields one result.

Public opinion, much maligned by abstract representation, only ever yields one result.

The inevitable end.

The inevitable end.