Lunchtime Lecture: London Recorded by Camera: Street Photography in the East End

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15 May 2014, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre


  • Lecture

Market stalls in Hoxton Street, Shoreditch,
c1910’, LAMAS Glass Slide Collection, Bishopsgate Institute.

Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager at the Bishopsgate Institute, presents a history of street photography in the East End of London, from the 1850s to the present day.

The East End of London has played a central role in the development of photography and the social conditions of the area and its people have fascinated generations of photographers in their work. This lunchtime lecture will explore the development of street photography from the 1850s, when fledgling photographers attempted to catch the flourishing docks and shipyards of the Isle of Dogs, to the work of their contemporary counterparts, using the extensive collections on London History held at Bishopsgate Institute.

Stefan Dickers is Library and Archives Manager at the Bishopsgate Institute and looks after its numerous collections on London, labour, co-operation, free thought and humanism. He is also secretary of the Archives and Resources Committee of the Society for the Study of Labour History, Co-Director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre and sits on the committees of the Socialist History Society and the oral history consortium Britain at Work, 1945-1995.

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