Harry Compton
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Harry Compton

Ethnographer / Writer / PhotographerUnited Kingdom
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Harry Compton

Ethnographer / Writer / PhotographerUnited Kingdom
About me
Recent graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. My background of study is in Anthropology and Law. My mission is to share experiences, thoughts and perspectives of my own. My interest lies in observing and trying to understand localities, the people in them and where I and many others align our values and beliefs. It is crucial to relate these from a narrow grassroot level to a global scale, since we all inherently share a common humanity. This is the key aim I seek to deliver as my central message through my writing and photography projects. Offering genuine opinion, real anecdotes and personal truths is essential for speaking on behalf of myself and generally as one of many others.
Projects
  • 'Simplicity in a virtual rat race'
    'Simplicity in a virtual rat race'An article I wrote (attached below) aiming to dissolve the barriers between work and play. With respect to the late David Graeber and Bob Black, I used their research and my experience to offer a new outlook to habits we might and should start to change whilst job hunting. More articles attached in my blog! (www.comptonwrites.co.uk) .............................................................................................. Weetabix. 9am wake-up and no one is in the house; the dog has been ta
  • America Just Before
    America Just BeforePhotos I took whilst travelling cross country on Greyhound buses and hitchhiking from New York to San Francisco. An experience which introduced me to the world of image making at the end of 2019, having been handed a Pentax K1000 in South Georgia. From spontaneous interactions on communes in Texas to being at a Trump Rally in Dallas, these are the moments captured.
  • The Village
    The VillageImages from my ongoing photographic/written project, a study, and account of the local rural life in my village 'Tillington' where I grew up and currently live. (Aiming self-publish anthology)
Work history
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    Youth Work VolunteerSylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre
     - Petworth, United KingdomPart Time
    Youth worker volunteer. Supervised evenings and helped staff engage with local children and teenagers.
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    Social OfficerClare Market Review
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    Managed social media account and helped organise the university's arts magazine launch parties. (Oldest student run journal in the UK).
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Skills
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethnography Research
  • Pubic Speaking
  • 120 Film
  • 35mm Film
  • Film Photography
  • Empathic Listener
  • Film Development
  • Academic Research
Education
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    BA Law and Social AnthropologyThe London School of Economics
     - London, United Kingdom
    Upper Second Class Honours (2.1) Anthropology Dissertation saw me research... 'Austerity, Marginalised communities and state disenfranchisement: Evolving Anthropology to understanding Britain’s cultural and political challenges'.