Make life worth living

Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Child waiting for his parents to come home Glasgow tenement 1971

Child waiting for his parents to come home Glasgow tenement 1971

Photographer's Notes

One thing I couldn’t find was soul, identity, character – but you cannot plan for this, it happens by chance, it grows through shared experience and by necessity through shared hardship as well as happiness.

Nick Hedges
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