Since 1997, Tom Hunter has turned his camera on his surrounding neighbourhood of Hackney, showing empathy without being polemic. He is known for a remarkable blend of political commentary, history of art and the technicalities of photography. Each of these elements exists in his recent commissioned exhibition, 'Living in Hell and Other Stories' at The National Gallery. The resulting photographs present a dark, bleak and miserable Hackney. Perhaps indicative of such a prestigious commission - the museum's first in photography - Hunter tries to do too much in his new works.