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About the project

About My East End

buldings in East London

Photo by Richard Kearns

My East End is an exciting photography initiative which took place in 2010.

The project gave people the opportunity to document and celebrate the rich heritage of London’s East End: its people, cultures, domestic and built environments, and open spaces. It aimed to create a collective vision of life in the East End in 2010.

The photographs entered into the competition were added to the important archive collections about the East End already held by Bishopsgate Institute. You can see examples of the kinds of archive photographs Bishopsgate Institute has on the History page.

Participants took part in My East End in two main ways:

A partnership project

My East End was led by Bishopsgate Institute, Geffrye Museum, Four Corners and Birkbeck College and generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, PhotoBox, Art Below and Billingham.

Our events programme

The project included a series of fascinating events and workshops at venues around East London