A Beautiful Relationship { 64 images } Created 3 Mar 2010

The relationship between the media and politics as photographed at College Green, in Westminster, London by leading international photographer, Steve Forrest.
On a daily basis politicians and journalists work together to try to make politics more accessible to the voters. But accessibility is not the same as transparency. The images do not always reflect the reality and the media can be as guilty as the spin doctors and their masters in presenting a misleading picture of what really goes on at Westminster. Understanding the relationship between the two is key to understanding how our democracy works in practice. At election time that relationship becomes more fraught. The stakes are higher. Politics goes on tour for a few weeks and with the increased pressure tempers often fray. This photo story is based on a four-year study of this relationship in and around our seat of Government.
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