Snap! Photo competition finalists

Posted on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

We’re proud that despite not taking the top prize we made the shortlist for the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) photography competition, Our House Our Street: the place we call home.

The images celebrate the lives of residents living in social housing and taking pride in their homes.



Lizzy Mace, posed on the fantastic stairwell at her home on the Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green.

The estate opened in 1964 and is one of the oldest – and most famous – in London. Seventeen acres of land were cleared of slum housing to make way for one of the largest redevelopments of the time. The famed architect Lubetkin designed the estate, which is iconic for its brutalist style and ‘teardrop’ staircases.

Lizzy said: “I think people who have a negative idea of social housing are a bit out of touch with what’s really happening. I love living on this estate, I’ve found it really easy to meet people and get involved with the community.”


Saleha Jafrin 

Saleha Jafrin was photographed in her home on the Clichy Estate. She lives there with her mum and two sons and is the Chair of the community food garden on the estate.

She said: “It’s a good family home. We’ve got schools, colleges and hospitals nearby. There was a time people used to say oh Tower Hamlets a poor area but it’s not – if you look properly it’s an area to be proud about. The diversity of the area – everyone is different."



Posted on Tuesday 2nd May 2017