Photographer Tom Hunter to discuss Woodberry Down film

Tom Hunter's photo taken in Holly Street before it was demolished in 2001.

Tom Hunter's photo taken in Holly Street before it was demolished in 2001. - Credit: tom hunter

Photos and a film by acclaimed photographer Tom Hunter about two estates undergoing regeneration in Hackney will be on show in a Hoxton gallery.

Professor Hunter, the first photographer to have images displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in 2007 with his “Living in Hell” series based on Hackney Gazette headlines, will join in a discussion following a screening of his film A Palace for Us at 6.30pm this Friday night.

The film weaves the memories of people who grew up on Woodberry Down estate.

His Holly Street portraits, taken of Holly Street estate residents in 1997 when it was being redeveloped capture the life and times of the tower block residents before their homes were demolished in 2001.

There will also be a large-scale sculptural model made by Hunter, artist James Mackinnon and photographer Mike Seaborne based on Lomas Court and Cedar Court, originally built in the 1970s.

The exhibition runs in the Peer Gallery, 99 Hoxton Street, from today until Saturday.

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