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 from 10 February until 18 March 2012.
Each piece at the EAST exhibition entices the viewer into the picture, allowing them to appreciate the beauty and history of East Londoners going about their daily life. The exceptional photography of subjects in unconventional or candid settings and brilliant use of black and white photography, keep the audience captivated in every aspect of the shot.
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.
Artwork will be available to order throughout the duration of the exhibition to bespoke frames and sizes. Prices start from £65.00.
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Admission is FREE.
Find Getty Images Gallery on The Street, opposite Bumpkin.