‘It’s nicer now. When it’s over it will just get dirty again.’
Stratford Road resident
The development of the Olympic Park and the arrival of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in east London has had an impact on local residents in a variety of individual and communal ways. Stratford Road documents one street in Newham. Local residents opened their homes and shared their thoughts and stories about the changing landscape.
Johanna Lees (b.1989) was born in London. After gaining a diploma and foundation degree in photography in Bristol, she returned to London to complete her studies in photography. With a background in fashion photography, her work has evolved, and she is currently documenting local communities.