the grenfell legacy

I first visited the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower in Notting Hill, London, on the morning after the fire took its terrible toll.

I carried on documenting the aftermath of the tragedy during the following weeks, which moved me to write a poem: Requiem 4 Grenfell which has been published, along with my images and a voice-over

by Alex Etchart, by the

New Internationalist magazine. 

I was then moved to follow part of the trail that led to inadequacies in many other council properties; a quest that inevitably took me to explore some of the broader issues that have created the huge social housing crisis in London and the rest of the UK. My initial reportage on those topics was published in Trebuchet magazine.