Make life worth living

Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Family living in a slum tenement Edinburgh 1972

Family living in a slum tenement Edinburgh 1972

Photographer's Notes

Mr and Mrs G lived with their 4 children in a ground floor tenement flat. Their bedroom floor was covered in pools of rainwater. At night they sleep with the light on, to keep the rats away. One night they counted 16 rats in the room.

Nick Hedges
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