The stairway outside R's flat…

1969-06 in London
Hedges, Nick

Gelatin silver print entitled 'The stairway outside R's flat. Mr & Mrs R lived with their 6 children in a damp basement flat of the decaying Rothschild Dwellings. The flat was tiny and very dark. 3 girls (13, 5 & 3) shared one bedroom, the boys (11 and twins aged 1) shared the other bedroom. Mr & Mrs R slept in the living room. There was no bathroom, no hot water, the kitchen was only big enough for 2 people to stand up in, one of the twins had a hole in the heart condition. Shelter rehoused the family in Peterborough where they are buying their own house'. Photograph by Nick Hedges, London E1, June 1969.


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Image: 238 mm x 153 mm
Support: 255 x 203 mm
photograph, black & white photograph and silver gelatin print
  • visual and verbal communication

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