Launching next month at the Foundling Museum is a photographic exhibition that documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.
Bedrooms of London presents a new body of work by photographer Katie Wilson, focusing on the spaces in which children are sleeping. Shown alongside first-hand narratives from families, the images offer poignant insight into the lives and experiences of youngsters living in poverty across London.
Created in partnership with the capital’s child poverty charity, The Childhood Trust, it hopes to make visible the often shocking and unseen reality of home life for the 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in the city, 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 book of photographs from the exhibition, alongside a report on the housing crisis and its devastating impact on children in London, will be sent to key policymakers, highlighting the challenges facing children and their families.
Bedrooms of London runs from 8 February until 5 May 2019 at the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, London. Find out more: foundlingmuseum.org.uk.
Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London-Jane, 2017 © Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London-Antousha, Gabriela & Moses, 2018 © Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London-Edward, 2017 © Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson, Christopher & Simon, 2017 © Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London-Rory & Vanessa, 2018 © Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London-Christopher & Simon, 2017 © Katie Wilson