by the gentle author
Over the last two years, local resident and photographer Kois Miah visited families in the soon-to-be-demolished Robin Hood Gardens and took these portraits, capturing the dignity of their existence in an estate condemned by many as a brutalist eyesore. “Whatever they think, there’s a huge sense of community here,” Kois admitted to me.
An exhibition of Kois Miah’s pictures entitled LIVED BRUTALISM: PORTRAITS AT ROBIN HOOD GARDENS opens next Tuesday 3rd October and runs until 21st October at St Matthias Community Centre (Old Church), Poplar High St, E14 0AE.
Photographs copyright © Kois Miah
LIVED BRUTALISM: PORTRAITS AT ROBIN HOOD GARDENS, 3rd- 21st October, St Matthias Community Centre (Old Church), Poplar High St, E14 0AE
words by the gentle author