3 Jun 2012

Then and now: shopfronts 1988 revisited

Hessel Street London from Shopfronts Revisited by Lady Lamo
Photo: Lady Lamo

Via this review of the East End shopfronts exhibition happening now in Tower Hamlets, I came across this incredible site which is the work of Lady Lamo and her colleague Alabama.  It retraces the steps that Alan Dein took in 1988 and documents what has become of the shops he photographed.  The result is absolutely fascinating, well researched and worth a peruse.  Go here to have a read.

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