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Grenfell

A stranger hugging a father who is searching for his missing daughter.

A stranger hugging a father who is searching for his missing daughter.
A stranger hugging a father who is searching for his missing daughter.

On this afternoon on the day after the fire I spoke to many people: Friends of Grenfell Tower residents, neighbours, community members, volunteers, firefighters, police officers.

I heard many terrifying and shocking stories about loss and narrow escape, met neighbours in shock of what happened and community members angry that a disaster like this was possible in 2017 Britain. But I saw the kindness of helpers and volunteers as well and I tried to capture this in some of my pictures.

This image symbolises the Grenfell disaster like no other for me: the uncertainty and sorrow of the Grenfell tower families but as well the kindness and compassion of strangers.

A personal note: For many days I considered whether I should publish the image. This is a picture showing the reality on this evening after the fire, not hiding and not adding anything. This father went public, shared his story and engaged with journalists, and therefore I decided to share this powerful image with you.

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No Ball Games

Residential street in Barnet, North London. Fuji Superia 400.

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Deliveries please ring the bell

Door near Brick Lane, Shoreditch, East London. Ilford XP2.

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Jubilee Flagpole

This giant flagpole was originally erected at the 1951 Festival of Britain by the Forest Industry of British Columbia and re-erected  in 1977 by the government of British Columbia “to mark the silver jubilee of her majesty the Queen Elizabeth II”.

Fujifilm Superia 400.

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Red Suit

Two men and one dog walking in the City of London. Fuji Superia 400.

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Sacred Home

Homeless person sleeping rough close to an office building and an open grave in Reading.

Nikon F75, Fujifilm Superia 400.