About this Archive
Tony Shelley has been making images both as an amateur and professional since 1981. With no formal training, he learned his craft by shooting pictures of his family, landscape, bands, demonstrations etc, organising and financing his own exhibitions along the way. In the late 1990's Tony secured a job in local government (Leicestershire) as a product photographer for ESPO. Since retiring at the age of 60 in 2013, he has concentrated on his passion for pinhole photography, and has constructed a camera that will produce 12 x 12 inch paper negatives. In time all of these images will be donated to the Bishopsgate Institute. His work can also be viewed here.
Scope and content
Photographic archive of Tony Shelley, including:
- Photographs and slides from the picket line and events during the News International Dispute, 1986-87
- Photographs and slides of concerts, including Motorhead, Saxon, Y&T and others from venues such as the Marquee and Dingwalls, 1982-1984
- Photographs from visit to Russia, February 1988
- Photographs from visit to Nicaragua, February 1990
- Photographs from demonstrations and political meetings, including the 24-hour Mandela Picket at the South African Embassy, and meeting of the Troops Out Movement and the British National Party, 1980s-1990s.
NOTE: Bishopsgate Institute also holds Tony Shelley’s journals and diaries in the Great Diary Project (Ref: GDP/137)