Stoke on Trent’s £1 houses

22 Aug

Liverpool Welsh Streets & Whitefield Nelson updates

19 Jun

* It emerged after this story below went to print that even the figure of 32 houses being refurbished on the Welsh Streets may well end up being a gross overestimate. At this point it’s pretty unclear.


The end of housing market renewal

3 Mar

The Guardian Housing Network is aimed at professionals within the industry. This week it ran a small selection of my Streetfighters images and captions to chart the end of this controversial regeneration policy. See it here.

Welsh Streets: “He had his possessions in that derelict abode”

20 Feb

Knockdown prices – the £35m ‘transition’ fund

15 Feb

Last house standing loses

23 Dec

Oops. Forgot to post this in October.

Homeless man dies in empty home

13 Dec


29 May

I’ve created a print-on-demand Streetfighters book featuring selected portraits and interviews while I work out how to move the project forward. The next step is I think going to be seeking grant funding, to allow me to visit affected neighbourhoods for a more significant period of time.

Amnesty Media Awards – honourable mention

4 May

I had some cracking news today. I’ve been told by Amnesty International that my Streetfighters project has received an honourable mention in this year’s AI Media Awards, in the digital category.

What makes this even more exciting is that the three shortlisted projects are all by well-funded major news organisations. They are:

Iraq War Logs, Bureau Of Investigative Journalism

Middle East Protests, Guardian Live Blog

and Pakistan Drone Warfare, Channel 4

It’s exciting to be in such esteemed company. Now I need to find a way to move this body of work forwards.

Streetfighters on BBC photo blog

18 Apr

My Streetfighters regeneration project was mentioned on the BBC picture editor, Phil Coomes’ blog today, along with a similar but different project by photographer Victoria Birkinshaw. I’m very grateful to him for supporting the work. I really want to take another look at this subject soon – I’ve just been struggling lately what with lots of uni and other journalistic work.