Friday, 10 February 2012

Getty Images Gallery - EAST exhibition preview

Westfield Stratford City is home to a Getty Images pop-up Gallery which is currently displaying their EAST exhibition, a collection of black and white photographs set in east London over decades gone by, and Toast's Sylvie went along to the preview last night.

When we think of East London now we think of Dalston cool kids and hip Shoreditch haunts (and also on occasion Pat Butcher's humungous earrings), but EAST shows archive images from Getty's vaults that take us back in time to the heart of east London and truly captures its working class spirit.

The candid photographs feature classic pearly kings, rag and bone men and a royal visit from King George VI and the Queen Mother. 

The exhibition is on display from 10th February until 18th March and it's definitely worth a visit. The images are available to purchase. Good news for our walls, bad news for our bank accounts!

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