Hackney Wick. Photographs and text by Stephen Gill. Paintings by Laura Prouvost. Design by Melanie Mues. Nobody, in association with Archive of Modern Conflict, London, 2005. 122 pp. + 22 pp. attached booklet of photocollages. Squarish octavo (8.5 x 8.5 in./21.5 x 21.5 cm.) First edition, limited to 1500 copies. Signed on inside front cover. 100 color reproductions, including 1 gatefold.
"This shady, anarchic yet vibrant neighborhood has been swept away to be replaced by the site for the 2012 Olympic Games, and Stephen Gill's book will [sic] be one of its main memorials"--Parr & Badger.
"Hackney Wick sits in East London between the Grand Union Canal, the river Lea and the Eastway A106. I first came across the area in January 2003 when I was photographing the back of billboards. Although I had lived in London for nine years and thought I knew east London well, Hackney Wick threw me; it completely changed my mental map of this part of London."--Stephen Gill