Zed Nelson
Projects
Hackney - A Tale of Two Cities

Hackney, though crime-ridden, poor and dilapidated, is also now London’s trendiest neighbourhood, and home to the 2012 Olympics.

 

The social landscape for an under-privileged teenager growing up in Hackney, one of London’s poorest boroughs, is a million light-years away from the new urban hipsters who frequent the cool bars and expensive cappuccino café’s springing up in the same streets.

 

These worlds co-exist side-by-side but entirely separate, creating bizarre juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, aspiration and hopelessness.