February 5, 2024

Photographer Philip Cunningham's exhibition of people, places and community activism in 1970s East London.

Exhibition: Philip Cunningham’s ‘Lost East End’ (Exhibition Extended until 28 March 2024)

Dates February 5, 2024 - March 28, 2024

Times 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price Free

Location Oxford house Cafe

“In the 1970s… taking photographs was much less common and documenting working class lives even less so.”

Lost East End is a new exhibition of photographs taken by Philip Cunningham in the 1970s. Philip was born and raised in the East End of London and in the 1970s became a youth worker at Oxford House while studying at Ravensbourne College.

Encouraged by his tutor, Philip took hundreds of photographs of the people and places around him.  He captured striking portraits of neighbours, friends, forgotten pubs, community activism and everyday life in East London. Many of the images on display in the exhibition have not been seen in over 50 years and following his popular Youth of Yesterday exhibition, we are delight for Philip’s work to return to Oxford House.

© All Images: Philip Cunningham

Open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

Free Entry Oxford House Cafe