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The sobering photography of Nick Hedges

Make Life Worth Living features 100 of British documentary photographer Nick Hedges’ images taken for the housing charity Shelter between 1968 and 1972. The exhibition, at the Science Museum’s Media Space in London, includes black-and-white vintage photographs printed in 1972, many of which transport the viewer into the domestic spaces of poverty-stricken families living in cities across the United Kingdom. [bjp_ad_slot] “It’s very hard to see past the myth of the ‘swinging sixties’”, Hedges tells BJP at the exhibition’s recent press launch. Sixties radicalism, however, had a significant influence on Hedges, and inspired him to pursue a career as a documentary photographer. The exhibition, which is on show until 18 January 2015, was co-curated by Greg Hobson, curator of photographs at the National Media Museum, alongside independent curator Hedy van Erp. Although donated to the NMM in 1983, Hedges’ images were rarely exhibited. The current show offers an opportunity to see the collection together for the first time. Previously, Hedges imposed a restriction on the images to protect the anonymity of the subjects. “We decided that …

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