GOLD AWARD: Nelson's Head, Shoreditch, June 2014. From the series, 'The Photographic Guide to the Pubs of East London'

Photograph by

Jan Klos (Poland)

About this image

My series is a collection of group portraits of the teams of staff at some of east London’s much-loved public houses. Inspired by the traditional family portrait, I wanted to show the staff as just that: a family. The gay-friendly Nelson’s Head in Shoreditch was one of my favourite pubs when I first moved to east London. Sadly, shortly after taking this group portrait, the pub was closed down.