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Photo exhibition aims to capture changing borough from a resident’s perspective

Hackney Council continues to celebrate 50 years as Hackney Homes launches a historical project set to capture how the borough has changed.

The photography project launched this month hopes to capture the changing borough through the eyes of its residents old and young. Hackney Homes is asking residents to contribute to the exhibition by sharing their old and more recent pictures taken on estates, streets or at well-known locations within the borough. The collection of images will be exhibited at Hackney Homes’ fun days, resident events and at a cinema showcase planned for later in the year.

The pictures will be scanned and returned on the spot and residents will be automatically entered into a £50 prize draw.



Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board
This is a great intergeneration project and a chance for our younger and older residents to jointly contribute to a photography project that captures the development of the borough from the past to the present time.

There are several residents who have lived in Hackney for a number of decades and many of them would have taken pictures of relatives or of themselves in front of recognisable buildings or in front of their homes. With each picture capturing Hackney at a different point in time, we will be able to tell Hackney’s changing story.
Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board

To submit pictures residents can pop into their local Neighbourhood Housing office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; email getinvolved@hackneyhomes.org.uk tweet @hackneyhomes#hackneyhousing@50 or visit the Resident Participation Team at 1-4 Olympus Square, Nightingale Estate, E5 8PL.

For more information, visit www.hackneyhomes.org.uk/50-hackney-housing