Community: Photographs of the Elephant and Castle

Community is an exhibition and book by students from MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. It features photographs by 11 MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students and is part of the college’s ongoing project to record the regeneration of the area and capture living history.

Community is the second in a series of publications that will appear over the next decade. It captures a rich variety of visual responses to Elephant and Castle. The photos range from lush landscapes that epitomise the utopian vision of the 1960s planners to a community of squatters. They include intimate photographs of an Ecuadorian family living in the Heygate Estate, families housed in temporary council accommodation and vibrant street photographs from around the shopping centre. Other students have documented the interiors of the spaces left behind and sealed up prior to demolition, recorded all the garage doors on the Heygate Estate, produced a forensic catalogue of objects abandoned in empty flats and a birds-eye view survey of gardens. A series of close-ups of an architectural model complete the book.

Elephant and Castle is a corner of London with a rich and complex history of changing cultures and communities. The regeneration project, one of the largest schemes in Europe, will signal the end of one era and the beginning of another. LCC is committed to documenting and creatively responding to the redevelopment and regeneration.
Community: Photographs of the Elephant and Castle


Event Title: Community: Photographs of the Elephant and Castle
Postcode: SE17 1RY
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Contact Email: T: 020 7514 2217 E: j.wallis@LCC.arts.ac.uk