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Brighton Photo Fringe 2012 – Mark Chilvers solo show The Elephant until 28 October

Another quick post to point you to a solo show of work by London-based photojournalist Mark Chilvers. Aptly titled The Elephant – referring to Elephant and Castle, not the wild animal – Chilvers’ project centres on the residents and the housing estate in south east London.

©Mark Chilvers, Boy with the Orange Net, from the series The Elephant.
Showing at The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton until 28 October.

Chilvers adds: “The Heygate estate was completed in 1974 but has been already condemned before reaching its 40th birthday. The residents have been ‘decanted’ and new dreams have been promised to the future communities of what is now called The Elephant or South Central.” There’s even a blog Live from The Heygate set up by a former resident, but it has not been updated since 2011.

Filed under: Photography Shows Tagged: Mark Chilvers, south London, The Elephant