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Airborne: Sarah Stirk

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Private View: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 18:00
Address: 
Dek Building, Old Town Hall 1 Catford Road, SE6 4EU

Sarah Stirk is an asthmatic, Londoner, and photojournalist mainly working on human rights and environmental issues. Having done a lot for work in the past for Channel 4 news and The Guardian, and she has just finished an MA in photojournalism at London College of Communications, which she was awarded a distinction.

Her MA focused on pollution in London, and as someone who grew up in London with asthma, it's a subject that is very close to her heart. Working very closely with Kings College, as well as doctors at The Royal Brompton Hospital.

As air pollution is such an important issue for kids with asthma, as well as everyone with health issues, Sarah is looking to raise awareness and hoping that her project will add to the many voices looking to clean up our city.

Her work is quite abstract and it includes maps of the city that Kings College have allowed her to use, such as microscopic images of lungs, other visuals and voice interviews with those who have been affected by pollution.

This year on the 15th February, it will be 4 years since Ella's sudden passing from an asthma attack, she would have been 13. To mark the occasion there will be a preview of the exhibition on 15th February 2017 between 6pm-9pm. 

It will be at the Old Town Hall in Catford on the 5th Floor where Ella's Foundation has an office.

We look forward to welcoming you and letting us know your views on this important topic.