Photography Exhibition Reveals Reality of Child Poverty in London
6 February 2019
A new photography exhibition reveals the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
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, commercial clients and art galleries, including The Times, Marks and Spencer and Tate Modern.
See the calendar for more information on the Bedrooms of London exhibition. We will be filming an interview with Katie Wilson at the exhibition – coming soon to Photography Now.
Feature image: Jane, Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London
‘Newborn Jane lives in a small bedsit with her mother Amelie. There’s nowhere safe to cook. There are no other families in the hostel. Jane and Amelie have to endure nightly parties, late night rows and chronic substance abuse from their neighbours.’