I’m from a proudly working class family who have lived on the same council estate on the Old Kent Road for 50+ years and during that time, inevitably, the area has become subject to gentrification. Despite this, it has, against all odds, maintained a diverse working class population. It’s this, plus the Old Kent Road’s working class heritage, that I wanted to document and celebrate - indicated in the vivid colour palette. ‘Knock’d ‘Em in the Old Kent Road’ is made up of 32 candid street portraits, shown walking in the same directions in reference to the pilgrimage through the area featured in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and an array of artefacts from landscapes to vinyl records. You can visit www.instagram.com/ellisknibbs.png to see more of my work and purchase prints.
Joy Bews-Pick • Holly Mae Humphrey • Ellis Knibbs • Emily Pearce • Ellie Pike • Georgia Skelt • Max Southern • James Stirrat •