Portrait of Hackney by Zed Nelson

Part of a photo documentary project that looks at the changing face of East London, this book focuses on Hackney – an often poor and dilapidated area, but also now London’s hippest neighbourhood and was home to the 2012 Olympics. Renowned photojournalist Zed Nelson, who grew up in the area and still lives there, looks at some of the bizarre, often painful, contradictions caused by rapid gentrification.