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Build Hope In The City exhibition at St Martin in the Fields in London

Panos photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith worked in partnership with Concern Worldwide, travelling to Kenya, Haiti and Bangladesh, to capture the lives of some of the world’s poorest people living in urban environments.

For the first time in history, more than half of the global population lives in cities. For many, urban life can be a daily struggle competing with millions of others for work, shelter and food.

Abbie’s images have been curated into a photo exhibition that is on show in London, Belfast, Enniskillen and Derry.

Christela Louis, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern / Panos Pictures 2016

Parvin at the Sadarghat River Boat Terminal where she sleeps.
Parvin Akhtar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern / Panos Pictures 2016

Janet Awino, Nairobi, Kenya. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern / Panos Pictures 2016

Eric ‘Mr Touchman’ Karanja, Nairobi, Kenya. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern / Panos Pictures 2016

Amena and her daughter, Ishma. Dhaka, Bangladesh. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern / Panos Pictures 2016

Ariful Islam Zafar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern / Panos Pictures 2016

In London, the exhibition can be seen behind:

St Martin in the Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JJ

from 6 September to 30 October 2016.




In Belfast it will be in the grounds of:

Belfast City Hall
Donegall Square
Belfast BT1 5GS

from 18 to 25 September 2016.


In Enniskillen it will be at:

The Diamond
County Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
BT74 7EQ

from 26 September until 3 October 2016.

and in Derry it will be on:

Ebrington Square
Northern Ireland
BT47 6EJ

from 3 to 10 October 2016.

For more information about the project, please click here or contact us to see more images.

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