The Childhood Trust's new photographic exhibition at the Foundling Museum documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children
The Exhibition opens at The Foundling Museum on the 8th February – 5 May 2019
The damaging consequences for children arising from the shortage of social housing in London are laid bare in Bedrooms of London, a new photo-documentary exhibition at London’s Foundling Museum. The exhibition presents a new body of work by photographer Katie Wilson with interviews conducted and written by Bella Walker.
Focusing on the spaces in which children are sleeping, the photographs will be shown alongside first-hand narratives from families, and offer a poignant insight into the lives and experiences of children living in poverty across London.
In a city where extreme poverty and wealth exist side-by-side, Bedrooms of London makes visible the often shocking and unseen reality of home life for the 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in our capital, and challenges the prejudices and stereotypes associated with child poverty.
Bedrooms of London is the result of two years of engagement by The Childhood Trust with families living in every borough of London. A report on the housing crisis and its devastating impact on children in London, will be sent to key policy makers, highlighting the challenges facing children and their families. The project is a?collaboration?between?The Childhood Trust?and?award-winning social change communications agency GOOD, in response to the social housing crisis affecting London’s most disadvantaged children.
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Exhibited and produced in partnership with The Foundling Museum and The Good Agency
(Video by Shelter.org.uk courtesy of Metro.co.uk)