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'More prison cell than bedroom': photo series spotlights homes of London's poorest children

'More prison cell than bedroom': photo series spotlights homes of London's poorest children

by Claudio Accheri and Zoe Tabary

A cot standing next to an overflowing kitchen sink; yellowing mouldy walls; a used mattress lying by a washing machine and bags of clothes – these rooms make up the homes of London's poorest children.

A photo exhibition launched on Friday at the Foundling Museum depicts the living conditions of London's 700,000 children living in poverty – defined by the government as household income below 60 percent of UK median income in a given year.

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