Jim Mortram told the UNP in 2012 that “If it wasn’t for the people in the project, my camera would just be an expensive paperweight”. The 40-year-old photographer who lives and works just outside Dereham in Norfolk, the eponymous location of his Market Town project. Initially a response to his own personal situation, his searing images of local, marginalised souls are now attracting attention from the international photographic community.
In this film created by photographer and filmmaker Neale James, Jim expands on his working process and the relationship he has with the people whose lives he documents.
You can see more of Mortram’s work by visiting http://smalltowninertia.tumblr.com
You can read our interview with Jim Mortram from 2012 at https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2013/11/09/jim-mortram-interview/