Home by Nick Hedges. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Home from Bluecoat
“Nick Hedges’ work is not only deeply human, an expression of our shared humanity, it is also important as evidence. This is how life is, and how it was. These pictures show our vulnerability and dignity, our solidarity and strength at work. The subtext tells of the betrayal by politicians entrusted with bringing change, but who instead perpetuate poverty and hardship”.
– Ken Loach
Generations of children grew up in an environment of desolation, decay, and demolition. Hedges’ photographs from Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle illustrate the playing fields of the cities. The strong working-class community cultures were being broken down, as regular employment became less certain, families became dispersed, and old certainties vanished.
Nick Hedges’ remarkable photographs for Shelter in the late 1960s and early 1970s were instrumental in changing both public and official attitudes towards a housing crisis that shamed one of the richest nations in the world. They are an essential record of the indifference of government to tackle a problem that had persisted for generations and still, to this day, blights society.
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