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Hidden exhibition catalogue, cover from OXO gallery by Children's Society
On last night’s BBC Look North, I watched a report that stated there were over 15,000 young carers in Yorkshire, contributing to a total figure of 166,000 young carers in England. The report featured an interview with The Children’s Society where the organisation expressed concern that this figure might just be the “tip of the iceberg”. With many young people falling under the radar their’s a genuine concern that many young carers remain “hidden”.

This news piece particularly caught my attention as just last week, while in London, I made a spontaneous and brief visit to the OXO Tower Gallery where there was an Exhibition called Hidden. The exhibit was curated by the Children’s Society and featured portraits of young carers taken by photographer Max Alexander.

My time at the gallery was limited and my visit felt slightly rushed so I bought the catalogue and thought I’d share it as this month’s photo book feature…

You can see CBBC coverage and report on this exhibition and the issues raises on this CBBC Newsround page