Jim Mortram is a British social documentary photographer and writer, based in Dereham, Norfolk. His ongoing project using photography and writing, Small Town Inertia, records the lives of a number of disadvantaged and marginalised people living near to his home, in order to tell stories he believes are under-reported.
“Mortram’s rich, black-and-white images possess a timeless quality that invites easy comparison with the classic documentary work of such British photographers as Chris Steele Perkins, Paul Trevor and Chris Killip.” — Dave Stelfox, The Guardian
Jim was nominated as a British Journal of Photography “One to Watch” in 2013 and released his book Small Town Inertia in 2017. You can follow his continued work on his Instagram: @Small Town Inertia and his latest exhibition work Helena: Every Day Is A Morning After here at Photo Oxford 2020.
In this episode we talk about Jim’s work and ethos around photography and how important it is to amplify the voices of the people he collaborates with.
Listen Here: Episode 4