Lasma Poisa’s Youthquake

Lasma Poisa is a Latvian photographer currently living and working in Manchester. Her work looks at themes of identity and representation and her practice uses methods of documentary, portraiture, and performance through both still and moving image.

Being actively involved in politics, Lasma decided to focus her attention to young Labour supporters in early 2018 after British Election Study announced results of the face-to-face electorate survey, which declared that youthquake was not responsible for 2017 Labour General Election success. Frustrated by this, she chose to photograph young people in Greater Manchester that were involved in politics to highlight, reaffirm, and to demystify the very much existing youthquake.