When photographer Chris Dorley-Brown discovered thousands of old colour slides belonging to local London photographer David Granick, he got to work and created a new hardback publication, The East End in Colour 1960-1980.
Unseen and unpublished, the photographs captured the post-war streets of Whitechapel, Spitalfields market and Shoreditch. “The collection has about 3,000 slides going back to the fifties,” explains Dorley-Brown, “but they have been well preserved. Many had been unseen for fifty years or more.”
“The East End is well documented photographically, [but] nearly always in monochrome,” Dorley-Brown explains to Huck. “Those images have defined our perspective of the period: stark, foggy and loaded with political agitation and unrest.”