Notting Hill before its regeneration was ripe with images that now provoke enquiring minds to consider who benefits from our professional interventions as planners, architects and urban designers.
Living in Tavistock Crescent W11 and a student at the Architectural Association, Sarah Bissett Scott photographed what she saw and what she was a part of in London 1976. Returning to those black & white photographs Sarah shines a spotlight on a disappeared community - vibrant, diverse, exuberant, facing poverty with humour and fighting a decaying urban fabric. By 2012 though some places and some people are recognizably still there, others are completely changed - a vastly different urban and economic landscape.
Visit the gallery exhibtion. Enjoy the images - let your imagination hear the stories that each one holds.
©All images by Sarah Bissett Scott copyright 2012-2021