A new photography exhibition reveals the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. Bedrooms of London, by photographer Katie Wilson, will be shown at London’s Foundling Museum from 8 February until
A new photography exhibition reveals the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
Bedrooms of London, by photographer Katie Wilson, will be shown at London’s Foundling Museum from 8 February until 5 May 2019.
Created in partnership with London’s childhood poverty charity The Childhood Trust, the photos focus on the spaces where children sleep and are shown alongside first-hand narratives from the families.
The Childhood Trust says 700,000 children are currently living below the poverty line in the capital.
A book of the photographs in the exhibition, alongside a report on the housing crisis and its impact on children, will be sent to key policy makers, highlighting the challenges facing families.
Katie Wilson is a London-based photographer specialising in food, portraiture, and fashion photography. Her other projects include Fifty Chefs, a major ongoing body of work exploring London’s culinary culture. She has also contributed to the #CookForSyria & #BakeForSyria fundraising initiatives, and is a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and commercial clients and art galleries, including Marks and Spencer, Oliver Bonas and Tate Modern.
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If this exhibition has inspired you to want to help improve the situation for London’s 700,000 children living in poverty, here’s what you can do:
- You can make a donation to The Childhood Trust and directly help to support a disadvantaged child in London
- You can become better informed by reading the Trust’s report on the housing crisis and its devastating impact on children
- You can get involved with charities in your local area who are tackling the impact on children of hunger, homelessness and social exclusion
You can do all these things by visiting www.childhoodtrust.org.uk
Tue – Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Sun, 11:00 – 17:00
February 8 (Friday) 10:00 am - May 5 (Sunday) 5:00 pm GMT
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