Pictures of Peckham
A Walk from Peckham Rye to Peckham High Street
Here are some pictures by Kamil M Janowski of Peckham's life today, walking from Peckham Rye Common and Park in south Peckham through Peckham Rye Village, to Rye Lane, past Peckham Rye station, along Rye Lane to Peckham High Street in north Peckham:
Documentary Photography: Rye Lane, Peckham by Tadhg Devlin
Tadhg Devlin says:
“Here are some photographs of an area in Peckham, South London, shown on the map in the first picture. These are part of my MFA in Documentary Photography which I am studying in Newport, Wales. There are plans to build a tram depot, which will be the size of four football pitches on the area marked on the map. The local council have said that this is derelict but there are in fact many artists' studios, an art gallery, performance spaces, and a number of small businesses and African churches, amongst other things. I started off doing portraits of the people and the space they occupy. Then I wanted to open the work up so started to work in the surrounding streets, working on streetscenes and details, some of which relate to the transcience of the city itself. I'm trying to look at a number of things including immigration, gentrification, regeneration, globalisation amongst other things.
I will be working on this over the next few months and hope to exhibit it on the streets of Peckham, close to the site towards the end of September.”
October 2008: "I am trying to explore what Jonathan Raban referred to as ‘the soft city’ – a city that involves the complexity of relationships and individual’s experiences, not only the physical space within a city but the psychological terrain created by its occupiers. ‘The city as we imagine it, the soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, nightmare…. as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps, in statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.’ "
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