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Projects to catalogue the picture archives of the renowned East End photographer Phil Maxwell and the Morning Star newspaper, formerly the Daily Worker, have been started by archivists in the City of London. The collections are being made ready to go online by the prestigious Bishopsgate Institute.

Phil Maxwell has been photographing London’s East End for more than 30 years and has agreed to work with the institute to digitise his large collection of negatives which show the social, political and cultural life of its people. The archives contain 20,000 images of protest, politics, social conditions and international affairs from the 1940s to the 90s.

Images appear on the institute’s website as the projects progress:


Photo:  Two women at Percy Ingle, Whitechapel 1985, copyright Phil Maxwell.

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