Picture Britain

A stunning collection of photographs celebrating the strength and resilience of low-income communities

Picture Britain: Our People, Our Poverty is a stunning and significant collection of photographs that celebrates the strength and resilience of low-income communities. Supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the project features portrait photography from Jillian Edelstein alongside words from journalist Stephen Armstrong, who asked participants across the country the question: “What could you not live without?” Their answers are presented alongside each speaker’s portrait, painting a rich picture of their lives—and highlighting all we have in common.

A sense of community has been at the heart of Borough Market since its establishment as a charitable trust in 1754, and it remains central to its ethos. From supporting social enterprises like Luminary Bakery—which helps survivors of trafficking, domestic and sexual violence learn new skills and get back into work through baking—to encouraging conversation and conviviality in the communal dining space of The Borough Market Kitchen, the Market’s focus has always been on unlocking opportunities for communities through food.

The exhibition will be on display in Market Hall 19th February – 7th March and is free to enter. Find out more here.