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Andrea Baldo

When The East Ends

"When the East ends" revisits the Lea Valley by exploring new and established communities it portraits how the Olympic legacy has affected the Marshland. River Lea was a key source for London economy. Originating in Luton, also known as Lea Town, it ends into the Thames getting through the backyard of the Londoner working class: the East End. Its valley creates a long chain of marshy grounds, which were used for minerals extractions, reservoirs, as well as industrial areas along its lower length. The Lower Lea Valley has been object of a massive redevelopment throughout the years by the requalification plan called "London Plan". The East End has therefore radically changed: its landscape and the settled social makeup are rapidly disappearing.

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‘The East End as seen from the Beckton Alp.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘On the Westfield "Stratford City" bridge.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Jasmine Stone, Focus E15 Mothers. A group a single-mothers, which used to live in council estates, lives temporarily in an hostel in Stratford, the Focus E15. Jasmine, is one of the group of mothers who have been resisting the local authority by taking up residence on empty houses in Newham borough.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Julian Cheyne. 450 tenants used to live in the Clays Lane Housing Estate. Julian was one of them. He lived there from 1991 to 2008 when he got evicted. “To redevelop the area they utterly changed the landscape. There was a cycle lane that used to go through the hills. Even though there were a massive presence of industrial estates all over the Valley, where now you can see new buildings there used to be a silent and a beautiful river side.”’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Johnnie Walker, The H&L Football League was founded in 1943 and is the most widely recognised grassroots football league in the UK. English football heores, from Bobby Moore to David Beckham, grew up playing in the H&L Football League. There are 44 football pitches along the Lea River Valley - based in the Hackney Marshes - where H&L Football League plays every Sunday. Johnnie is its chairman. “Because of the Olympics we’ve lost 11 football pitches in the East Marshes for an empty car park. And we’ve lost even our best pitches permanently in the Arena Field replaced by a media centre.”’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Serena de Martino, an Italian stylist, works in one of the former industrial estates in Hackney Wick. Due to the rising rents London’s artistic community, from Tower Hamlets and the south of Hackney borough, moved inside the industrial buildings besides the Olympic Park. Stretched between Stratford and the Hackney Marshes, embraced by the River Lea, Hackney Wick conveyed the presence of the Olympic Park. The Hackney Wick action plan involves the construction of a media centre, the Hackney Wick Community Hub.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘The East Village, E20. Stratford.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster

‘The East End as seen from the Beckton Alp.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘On the Westfield "Stratford City" bridge.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Jasmine Stone, Focus E15 Mothers. A group a single-mothers, which used to live in council estates, lives temporarily in an hostel in Stratford, the Focus E15. Jasmine, is one of the group of mothers who have been resisting the local authority by taking up residence on empty houses in Newham borough.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Julian Cheyne. 450 tenants used to live in the Clays Lane Housing Estate. Julian was one of them. He lived there from 1991 to 2008 when he got evicted. “To redevelop the area they utterly changed the landscape. There was a cycle lane that used to go through the hills. Even though there were a massive presence of industrial estates all over the Valley, where now you can see new buildings there used to be a silent and a beautiful river side.”’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Johnnie Walker, The H&L Football League was founded in 1943 and is the most widely recognised grassroots football league in the UK. English football heores, from Bobby Moore to David Beckham, grew up playing in the H&L Football League. There are 44 football pitches along the Lea River Valley - based in the Hackney Marshes - where H&L Football League plays every Sunday. Johnnie is its chairman. “Because of the Olympics we’ve lost 11 football pitches in the East Marshes for an empty car park. And we’ve lost even our best pitches permanently in the Arena Field replaced by a media centre.”’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Serena de Martino, an Italian stylist, works in one of the former industrial estates in Hackney Wick. Due to the rising rents London’s artistic community, from Tower Hamlets and the south of Hackney borough, moved inside the industrial buildings besides the Olympic Park. Stretched between Stratford and the Hackney Marshes, embraced by the River Lea, Hackney Wick conveyed the presence of the Olympic Park. The Hackney Wick action plan involves the construction of a media centre, the Hackney Wick Community Hub.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘The East Village, E20. Stratford.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster

‘The East End as seen from the Beckton Alp.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘On the Westfield "Stratford City" bridge.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Jasmine Stone, Focus E15 Mothers. A group a single-mothers, which used to live in council estates, lives temporarily in an hostel in Stratford, the Focus E15. Jasmine, is one of the group of mothers who have been resisting the local authority by taking up residence on empty houses in Newham borough.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Julian Cheyne. 450 tenants used to live in the Clays Lane Housing Estate. Julian was one of them. He lived there from 1991 to 2008 when he got evicted. “To redevelop the area they utterly changed the landscape. There was a cycle lane that used to go through the hills. Even though there were a massive presence of industrial estates all over the Valley, where now you can see new buildings there used to be a silent and a beautiful river side.”’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Johnnie Walker, The H&L Football League was founded in 1943 and is the most widely recognised grassroots football league in the UK. English football heores, from Bobby Moore to David Beckham, grew up playing in the H&L Football League. There are 44 football pitches along the Lea River Valley - based in the Hackney Marshes - where H&L Football League plays every Sunday. Johnnie is its chairman. “Because of the Olympics we’ve lost 11 football pitches in the East Marshes for an empty car park. And we’ve lost even our best pitches permanently in the Arena Field replaced by a media centre.”’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘Serena de Martino, an Italian stylist, works in one of the former industrial estates in Hackney Wick. Due to the rising rents London’s artistic community, from Tower Hamlets and the south of Hackney borough, moved inside the industrial buildings besides the Olympic Park. Stretched between Stratford and the Hackney Marshes, embraced by the River Lea, Hackney Wick conveyed the presence of the Olympic Park. The Hackney Wick action plan involves the construction of a media centre, the Hackney Wick Community Hub.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster‘The East Village, E20. Stratford.’ - Andrea Baldo - University of Westminster

Current Course:

University of Westminster  MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

Andrea Baldo • Maryam Khastoo • Kevin Percival • Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi • Kiki Streitberger • Alena Vasilyeva •

Courses:

University of Brighton
MA Photography

University of Hertfordshire
MA Photography

Kingston University
MA Photography

Manchester School of Art
MA Photography

Norwich University of the Arts
MA Photography

Plymouth University
MA/MFA Photography

Royal College of Art
MA Photography

Sheffield Hallam University
MArt Photography

Ulster University
MFA Photography

University of Westminster
MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

University of Westminster
MA Photographic Studies

Categories:

Documentary/Photojournalism

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Landscape

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Portraiture

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Staged/Constructed

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Urban/Suburban Landscape

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