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A History of Street Photography in London

12th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Victorian London street scene

Stefan Dickers presents a History of Street Photography in London through the world-renowned collections at the Bishopsgate Institute.

The East End of London has played a central role in the development of photography where the social conditions of the area and its people have fascinated generations of photographers in their work. Using the extensive collections on London History held at Bishopsgate Institute, this talk led by Stefan Dickers, Special Collections and Archives Manager, 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.

About Stefan Dickers

Stefan Dickers is the Library and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute. He looks after its extensive collection of books, pamphlets, maps, photographs and oral histories on London history, as well as the labour movement, protest, atheism, the co-op and LGBT history.

Doors Open

Doors open at 7.30pm for the sale of refreshments and publications and close at 8pm.  The main doors have to be closed at that time for security reasons, so anyone arriving after then will be unable to gain access.

A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.



12th September 2018
8:00 pm
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