This book is an unspoken conversation sustained throughout the 1980s between a poet and a photographer. A conversation embarked on some thirty years later, recalling community life as it then was in Hackney.' Peter Archard.
Urban Surfing brings together poems and photos made in Hackney during the 1980s by two people, Eveline Marius and Alan Denney. They did not know each other then, but later both worked as social workers for the London Borough of Islington.
Their work captures the spirit of Hackney – rebellious, multicultural, disenfranchised, lively – in the 1980s, but, the themes they address still have meaning in Tory Britain today.
23 x 17cm