London Street Photography

This weekend I visited the new exhibition at the Museum of London, entitled ‘London Street Photography’. Covering imagery from as early as 1860 to the present day, the exhibition aims to document “street” photography in London, and the ways in which it has changed. The earliest photographs feature only actual streets with little or no movement due to the absence of technology to capture images of this kind. From this it moves through pioneering images that were able to capture motion, documentary style photography, press related photography and finally the so-called  ‘decline’ of street photography.

In my opinion, street photography has surely snowballed in recent years, through the advent of camera phones, smaller cameras, the Internet etc? Anyway, this exhibition is free and features some interesting video interviews with photographers who have literally take photographs of the same areas on a daily basis in order to document change and preserve memories of times gone by.

Definitely worth a visit, and good to see an exhibition featuring the history of London so busy. Below is a selection of images I favoured.


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