All too often photography of martginalised communties – the homeless, squatters, alternative lifestyles – occur as a kind of cultural tourism with the artist dropping by to capture the squalor and then return back to his conventional life. Not so with David Hoffman”s A Sort of Home. These pictures of the squatting communities of Fieldgate Mansions and unregulated Christmas homeless shelters in the area were all captured by Hoffman while he was living among them and it shows: there’s a lightness of touch and humour that’s often lacking in such studies. At turns gritty and lyrical, tough and tender, this is a wonderful, warm-hearted portrait of a piece of recent social history.<
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