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Modern Magic Lantern Show: Phil Maxwell: Street Photography
  • Category
    Talks and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    03 November 2015
  • Time
    7:30 PM
  • Price
    £8*
  • Concs.
    £6*
Modern Magic Lantern Show: Phil Maxwell: Street Photography
Reflection, 2014 © Phil Maxwell
This event is sold out. For returns and further information please contact the Box Office on 020 7392 9200.

Working in collaboration with Spitalfields Life, we put a new twist on an old tradition and return to the glory days of Magic Lantern Shows that were such a popular feature of the Institute in its early years. Three photographers - Phil Maxwell, Syd Shelton and Colin O’Brien - who have documented London through recent decades share their favourite pictures and tell the stories behind them, in conversation with Stefan Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager.

Phil Maxwell has photographed the East End ceaselessly since arriving in London from Liverpool in 1981. He has dedicated himself to documenting the lives of working people in the East End; a lifetime's project that thirty years later has led to an unparalleled archive of work, both in street photography and as a record of anti-fascist political movements in London. His negatives are currently being digitised for a permanent collection of his work at Bishopsgate Institute. This event will focus on Phil’s photographs of everyday life in the East End of London.

*A postage fee of £1 applies for sending out tickets booked online or over the telephone.

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