‘Bedrooms of London’ exhibition exposes child poverty in London
The Foundling Museum presents a new exhibition, Bedrooms of London, documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. The project is the outcome of two years’ engagement with families by the Childhood Trust, a London charity, which is also producing a book and report to send to policymakers.
Katie Wilson’s photographs, which focus on the spaces in which children are sleeping, are shown alongside first-hand narratives from families collected and written by Isabella Walker. With 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in London, the exhibition seeks to challenge the prejudices and stereotypes around child poverty.
Laurence Guinness, chief executive of the Childhood Trust, recently met with the families involved to let them comment on the pictures and the report. He says, ‘the overriding question was: “How can this create any change?” That’s all we’re interested in is change. We are not defeated yet.’
The exhibition runs until 5th May 2019 at the Foundling Museum.