Exhibition: The Vanished East End

This exhibition runs from Thu, 30th Sep 2021 to Fri, 4th Feb 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Thu,
2nd Dec 2021  
(10am - 7pm)
Fri,
3rd Dec 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
Mon,
6th Dec 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
8th Dec 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
9th Dec 2021  
(10am - 7pm)
Fri,
10th Dec 2021  
(10am - 5pm)
Mon,
13th Dec 2021  
(10am - 5pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The Vanished East End highlights the huge social and economic changes in the area, including the now vanished industrial landscape and the deregulation of the financial markets. The group show features work from the 1970s and the 1980s by acclaimed photographers Tom Hunter, Diane Bush, Mike Seaborne, Brian Griffin and Syd Shelton.

The work on show by four of the five photographers is highlighted in a recent publication series by Café Royal Books, a long term advocate of British documentary photography. Each book showcases each photographer’s distinctive and personal approach to capturing the area, and comprise.

Down the Lane features the work of Tom Hunter and dates from a time, now disappeared and prior to his professional career when he had a stall at Brick Lane Market and photographed the passers-by.

East End features the work of Diane Bush, which was made whilst working with EXIT, Britain’s first photography collective, which believed in the power of photography to contribute to positive social change.

London Docklands features the work of Mike Seaborne, showcasing the huge social and economic changes in the area through the 1970s which were defined by a vanished post-industrial landscape.

The Broadgate Development features the work of Brian Griffin, which comments on massive economic shifts but this time in the City of London in the 1980s where borders were re-drawn as the City spread with the deregulation of the financial markets.

Syd Shelton is a British photographer who documented the Rock Against Racism movement. His work is held in the collections of Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum.



Location

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives,

277 Bancroft Road,
London,
E1 4DQ

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