2016 Redfern

A suburb with some serious history. Redfern for me isĀ George Street, where I live. This street is the main street that prior to the construction of Central Railway Station, made its way to Circular Quay. At one end the million dollar harbour view, at the other the troubled housing commission, Australia’s attempt at vertical brutalist community housing, which has failed as it has everywhere. It’s yet to be completely gentrified and I hope it never is. This suburb is a canary down a coal mine, if we could get it right here, we could get it right anywhere.

Pictures and words by Ess Vaun. Website here www.essvaun.com Instagram thereĀ @essvaun