The Postcode refers to an area consists of different lives in the city centre of Brighton. Because of the rapid development of this seaside city, BN1 is becoming more and more outstanding because of its various characteristics. Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene. In addition, its large LGBT population, leading to its reverence as the ‘gay capital of the UK’. As new shops moved in, and new homes became available, new faces came to Brighton. The rapid “regeneration” of the area meant that many long-standing members of the local community were no longer act as the biggest group of people in the specific area. The makeup of the ethnic groups is becoming complicated than before.
Under the influence of this social change, the project 'The Postcode' is an experimentation of visualising the area in the photographic way. The attempt of this portrait project is to explore the relationships between different groups of people and the specific location. This body of work not only raises question around belonging, identity and relationship but also represents a significant collaboration of artistic and humanistic inquiry into the field of community.