Joe Newman interviewed by BBC after Tragic Grenfell Tower Fire

Dawson Heights estate in East Dulwich, South-East London, was designed by architect Kate Macintosh at the age of 26.

London Council Estate Photography

The Grenfell Tower Fire disaster has brought attention to London’s council estates, which house its poorest residents.

SWNS’s very own Joe Newman has visited many of London’s biggest council estates and is always drawn to the community spirit.

Normally our award winning SWNS snappers are taking photos for the national media, doing anything they can to blend in and stay anonymous.  However, this week the tables were turned after Joe’s photo collection was featured on the BBC website, with Joe taking part in an interview looking at his study of London’s council estates.

Following the Grenfell Tower Fire, London’s high-rise council houses are in sharp focus,

You can listen to Joe’s full interview with the BBC here!


Pic Credit – Joe Newman

During the interview Joe said he was struck be ‘A Real Community Spirit’ in some of the blocks, which house some of London’s poorest people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Joe happens to live near one of the blocks and says he’d love to live in the building if he had the chance.

If you are interested in seeing more of Joe’s work, you can see a few more of Joe’s images on his gallery page and discover other ways of seeing his work here.

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