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John Claridge East End (1959-1982)

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John Claridge East End (1959-1982)

Time: May 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: London
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Event Type: book, launches, interviews, and, exhibitions
Organized By: Nicky Akehurst
Latest Activity: May 31, 2016

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People say life was hard in the East End, but I found the living was easy and loved it.”

Available for sale for the first time, a selection of unique vintage prints; from shop-fronts and warehouses, portraits of the local, to fog laden images of Cityscapes and the River Thames. Claridge's photos of the East End started in the 50's until 1982, evoke the sights and smells of a unique and romantic past of a whole area of London that has now come under the hammer by steel and glass.

What must not be forgotten is that John started taking photographs at the
age of eight, he'd spotted a plastic camera at a local funfair in the East End and just had to win it, it was as simple as that. He wanted to take home all the memories of that day.
A beautifully designed and printed monograph with 200 odd photographs for £25.00 is a must buy!
East End the book is published by Spitalfields Life Books (on 2nd June) signed copies available from

Other events surrounding the book launch:
Wednesday 1st June, for the opening of the exhibition of John Claridge’s EAST END photography from 6pm at The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenees.
Exhibition continues until 21st July open Mon- Saturday 4-10pm and on request.
For more information visit:
Thursday 2nd June, there is a book launch party
for John Claridge’s EAST END from 6pm upstairs at The French House, Soho. A small selection of prints are displayed in the bar, stairwell and restaurant. The restaurant will also have a slide show of a larger body of his work.

Friday 3rd June, John Claridge is talking about his EAST END photography with Stefan Dickers, at 7pm at Waterstones Piccadilly, W1J 9HD.Email to reserve your free ticket.

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