Harlow is a 'new town' in Essex, population 82,000. New towns were conceived after World War II as a solution to the housing crisis facing many in overcrowded, bomb damaged cities. The plan for Harlow was drafted by Sir Frederick Gibberd and construction began in 1949. The idea was to build a fully self-contained town for the young families arriving from London, providing for all the needs of modern life. Infrastructure, homes, workplaces, leisure facilities and open spaces were planned meticulously, each element overseen by the Harlow Development Corporation. This series of photographs looks at Harlow now, 65 years after the first foundations were laid.
Andrea Allan • Samantha Brandolani • Paul Czyzyk • Alexandra Davies • Alice Dickinson • Laura Dodd • Oskars Lablaiks • John Merrill • Jemma Wilcock •