An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 4, 2018
An exhibition of 100 images by photographer Neil Martinson goes on display at Stour Space from 1st-23rd February 2018. Possibly the largest collection of unseen Hackney images from the 70s and 80s. It was a time when there was large scale manufacturing and Hackney still bore the scars of post-war slum clearance.
A photobook of a selection from the series is now available via Café Royal Books.
Launch: 1st February, 7-10pm, free entry
Open daily: 2nd Feb – 4th March, 9am-5pm, free entry (Please note the building will be closed to the public on the 10th Feb)
Neil Martinson was born and brought up in Hackney. Whilst still at school he started taking photographs of street scenes and later extensively documented local working lives becoming a founder, with Jo Spence, of Hackney Flashers.
Many of his images appeared in books published by Centerprise and were used by local campaigns on housing, nurseries, education and trade union rights. His work appeared in national newspapers and magazines and he has work in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.