Photographer's Note

This photo was taken early morning in Brighton on a cold, wet, rainy day, the last day of spring. It looked as though the person was about to be crushed by the jaws of concrete hanging over him.
The image could be from any city in the world.
"By the 1930s in England, there were 30,000 people living in dormitory housing ("spikes") . In 1933, George Orwell wrote about poverty in London and Paris, in his book Down and Out in Paris and London. In general, in most countries, many towns and cities had an area which contained the poor, transients, and afflicted, such as a "skid row". In New York City, for example, there was an area known as "Bowery", traditionally, where alcoholics were to be found sleeping on the streets, bottle in hand."
"An estimated 100 million people worldwide were homeless in 2005. In western countries, the large majority of homeless are men (75-80%), with single males particularly overrepresented."
"In England, local authorities have duties under the Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Act 2002 towards some homeless people. This situation is described as statutory homelessness.

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