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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

This is Whitechapel

Much like today, east London in the 1970s was undergoing rapid social and economic change. The Whitechapel Gallery commissioned Magnum photographer Ian Berry, to document this period of transition. He captured a now distant history of iconic local landmarks, such as Bloom’s kosher restaurant, the Blind Beggar pub, Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane markets and the people who lived in Whitechapel and Spitalfields.