#SaveBrixtonArches - An album of people who live and work in Brixton and its arches. Sustain the campaign to save the soul of South London's proud and friendly community. Special thanks @GemSuyat
Brixton is district of London formed by a multi-ethnic community with a large percentage of its population descending from African and Caribbean communities.
Brixton has always been home to a traditional local market that embodies the essence of its community.
Withthe wave ofimmigrationand expansionof London,Brixtonfound itselffaced with agrowthof the real estatethat is causinga disproportionate increasein prices.
#SaveBrixtonArches is a protest campaign against this "district globalisation" that is forcing traders to close their businesses.
The shops on the railroad arches have been around for 20-25 years, and their owners and employees will be forced out of work if rent prices increase.
By sharingthe facesof the Brixton community who runthese stores, I want tosupport the protestagainst the powerof big corporationsand their profitsat the expenseofreal people.
Traditions, sense of belonging, community spirit and sharing are essential characteristics of this area of London.
This is what I encountered when meeting the people portrayed in this photo series. #SaveBrixtonArches is not a revolt; this is the soul of Brixton asking for respect through these and many other faces.