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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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FA Cup Final 2017 Arsenal vs Chelsea in Wembley. Nikon D800, Sigma 35mm f1.4.

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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.

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Reading Kebab

Fast food leftovers on a street in Reading in the morning sun.

Nikon F100, Fuji Superia 400.

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Elite Cafe

Whitecross Street, London.

Olympus Mju II,  Fuji Superia 800.

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Sisyphus

Cleaner removing graffiti from a wall on Brick Lane, Shoreditch.

Nikon F75, Ilford XP2.

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Cleaning Tools

Street sweeper carts, brooms and tools left in a backyard near Brick Lane.

Nikon F75, Ilford XP2.