East End Archive

The East End Archive at the School of Art, Architecture and Design is an online digital resource intended for artists, designers, academics and researchers from a cross-section of disciplines. It focuses on artists and photographers whose practice is concerned with the East End of London and its Diaspora, where the East End is understood as both a geographic location and an intangible space, a perpetually shifting frontier within the urban sprawl of London that is part real and part imagined.

The first phase of the archive is hosted by VADS and consists of a selection of work from Paul Trevor’s Eastender Archive.

The second phase establishes a selection of diverse bodies of work deposited online, with larger files stored on hard drives for production for future educational and research events. The images range from traditional documentary practice to works of the imagination, and include photographs by Don McCullin, Brian Griffin, Tom Hunter, Jo Spence and Mike Seaborne.

companion and introduction to the East End Archive was published in December 2013 by Black Dog Publishing. This is available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

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