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Photographing the East End in the 1930s

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Photographing the East End in the 1930s

Time: June 17, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bishopsgate Institute
Street: 230 Bishopsgate
City/Town: London EC2M 4QH
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Phone: 020 7392 9220
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Bishopsgate Institute
Latest Activity: May 3, 2010

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This talk looks at the work of three significant photographers of the East End from the 1930s. Cyril Arapoff was a Russian émigré who set up a portrait studio in Oxford but regularly visited London ‘on spec’ to photograph stories for possible publication in picture magazines. Margaret Monck was an amateur photographer who was fascinated by everyday life on London’s streets and Humphrey Spender documented housing conditions in Whitechapel and Stepney whilst studying to be an architect. The work of these photographers can be seen in the collections of the Museum of London.

Speaker Mike Seaborne is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London and a practising photographer. In 1995 he curated the landmark exhibition, Photographers’ London 1839-1994, and wrote the accompanying book.

Cost: £7, concs £5.

Booking: Visit or telephone Bishopsgate Institute's ticket line on 020 7392 9220.

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