Instagram street photography winners announced

By ellen stuart on 29 Oct 2015

Embankment by _london_i

Christina Broom captured thousands of images of London at the start of the 20th century. This summer, in celebration of the first major exhibition of works by Christina Broom at the Museum of London Docklands, we invited you to follow in her footsteps with a competition to use Instagram to create images of some of the locations Broom photographed. The winners are in!

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An introduction to Christina Broom

By anna sparham on 19 Jun 2015


In 1903, Christina Broom – Mrs Albert Broom, to use her professional name – propelled herself into the field of photography as a business venture to support her family. Rising from self-taught novice to a semi-official photographer for the Household Brigade, she emerged as a pioneer for women press photographers in the UK.

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Bishopsgate Institute guest blog: East End in Focus

By sarah madden, blog editor on 11 Mar 2014
Crispin & Duval Street 1912

Crispin & Duval Street 1912

Stefan Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager, gives us a rundown of some of his favourite images and street photographers discussed in a new event series East End in Focus. Inspired by pictures taken by C. A. Mathew over a hundred years ago, these images shine a light on the streets and people of Spitalfields and the surrounding area. Read the full postRead the full post

All work and no play

By peter strafford on 13 Apr 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands in July. In the meantime to whet your appetite here are some photos of recent development work going on around the Olympic Park site. As you can see from the photo the Westfield development  is right in the middle of its construction process and on track to be ready for September 2011        Also connecting the Hackney […]

London Street Photography: a curators view by Mike Seaborne

By other museum staff on 28 Feb 2011

Today street photography is a vibrant part of London’s visual culture. It seems to reflect perfectly the diversity and controlled chaos of one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Contemporary street photographers are attracted by the endless supply of curious incidents and unexpected juxtapositions that contribute so much to London’s character. However, street photography in London is far from new. The first ‘instantaneous’ street scenes – those where traffic and people are captured in mid-motion – were taken in the early 1860s and by the 1890s candid street photographers with hand-held, and sometimes hidden, cameras were snapping Londoners […]