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Whiffin's East End

White Horse Pub 1935, William Whiffin

Fieldgate Mansions Whitechapel 1978, David Hoffman

Smithfield Meat Market, Sarah Ainslie

Photography talks

We were delighted to offer two talks in association with the Whiffin's East End exhibition, which ran from Saturday 17th October to Thursday 19 November at London Borough of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.

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Early Photographic Techniques


Saturday 17 October, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, free entry

A talk on the early photography techniques used by Whiffin and his contemporaries and their reuse by contemporary photographers. Antony Cairns gave an overview of Whiffin's glass plate techniques, and Almudena Romero discussed tintype, albumen and other early photographic processes, with reference to their own contemporary approaches.


East London Street Photography Photoforum

Thursday 1 October, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Four Corners Gallery, free entry

Photographers Sarah Ainslie, Susan Andrews, David Hoffman and Ed Thompson discussed their work and their differing approaches to street photography in East London, past and present.