About this Archive
A year before Spitalfields Market moved to Hackney Marshes, two young photographers, Huw Davies and Mark Jackson, undertook to photograph the workings of the all-night food emporium. The result is a collection of more than 4,000 striking Black and White images. Bishopsgate Institute is the home of this unique and fascinating social documentary collection. The collection also features thousands more pictures featuring London street-life, Blackpool's Golden Mile and the travelling fair season at Hull Fair and Nottingham Goose Fair.
Scope and content
c4,000 digital images and negatives of Spitalfields Market, stalls, market traders and surrounding areas, 1990-1991; c5,000 digital images, negatives and slides of London street-life, Blackpool's Golden Mile, Fairs and other subjects, 1990s.
Examples of Mark Jackson and Huw Davies' work can be seen at the Spitalfields Life website.