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Not as far as China, but the new Stratford City will do!

An exceptional collection of imagery capturing the spirit of East London, collated from the archival collections of Getty Images, will be exhibited at the Getty Images Gallery at Westfield Stratford City.

Key works on display, which are also available for purchase, include images from the legendary Picture Post magazine, The Pool of London, and Whitechapel’s Jews and Cockneys’ Own Party. An exceptional piece includes a 1912 image of barefoot children waiting in Salmon’s Lane for a free meal. Getty Images’ Hulton Archive printed this from the original glass plate, despite it being damaged, to give a fascinating illustration of East London exactly 100 years ago.

The images were collated from the archival collections in online imagery, print files and contact sheets. Getty Images darkrooms worked from original glass plate negatives through to contemporary film, hand printing and hand retouching each print.

Simply entitled 'East', details of the exhibition can be found here.

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