ESTATE

June 12, 2018

'Shot over twenty five years ago on the Lion Farm Estate, in Oldbury, in the West Midlands, Robert Clay­ton’s images capture life on a housing estate in the early 1990’s. The work on display masterfully exhib­its the real lives of those living there during this time coupled with an appreciation for the architecture which surrounds them. This insightful glimpse into the past also reveals its relevance today as social housing in the UK erodes still further as the welfare state and the ideology that created such places has been worn down by greed and gentrification. Taken from his book of the same name, this exhibition is perfectly placed to serve the public as a tacit reminder of the need for social housing and the beauty of community.'

 

Ironically mid photography context review -  I was linked to the work of Robert Clayton and immediately fell in love with his images

 

 

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