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Art Preview: Where From? Where Now? @ Oxo Gallery

Art Preview: Where From? Where Now? @ Oxo Gallery
Jakki, 46, out and about in London where she used to rough sleep before moving into a hostel.
Georgina Cranston, Jakki, 46, out and about in London where she used to rough sleep before moving into a hostel. Image courtesy of gallery@oxo.
Georgina Cranston, Sheds in London used as sleeping sites by homeless men and women.. Image courtesy of gallery@oxo.
Georgina Cranston, Sheds in London used as sleeping sites by homeless men and women.. Image courtesy of gallery@oxo.
Maria, 25, stands by her hostel window with a tattoo of her daughter's name on her arm.
Georgina Cranston, Maria, 25, stands by her hostel window with a tattoo of her daughter's name on her arm. Image courtesy of gallery@oxo.
Georgina Cranston. Image courtesy of gallery@oxo.
Georgina Cranston. Image courtesy of gallery@oxo.

In London, we've all walked past homeless people, both male and female, but how often do we stop to think about how they got to where they are? Gerogina Cranston is a photographer who spent eight months getting to know several homeless London women and set about documenting their lives. This included how they got to where they are and what they're doing to get their lives back on track.

Cranston represents their stories through various media, including photography and interviews. Her work ties in with the charity St Mungo's campaign to help homeless and vulnerable women.

This display will be a window into how the homeless women of London live and the varying ordeals they must go through to survive and improve their living standards.

Where From? Where Now? is on at the gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Se1 9PH from 14-18 November. Admission is free.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

Tabish Khan

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Alastair Sloan

Where From Where Now looks like an incredible project from Georgie Cranston - excited about going to see it, and thanks to her for taking the time to understand and document homeless peoples lives.

Our social enterprise The Living Furniture Project works with homeless individuals in London to restore furniture. You can read more on our website below

http://www.thelivingfurniturep...

Thanks Londonist!