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The Bengali Photo Archive

July 5, 2024
by the gentle author

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These photographs are drawn from the Bengali Photo Archive, a new collection of personal and family images donated by local people alongside the work of photographers who have documented the lives of the Bengali community. An exhibition of pictures from the archive entitled, I Am Who I Am Now opens today at Four Corners in Bethnal Green and runs until 3rd August.

Dance at Spitalfields City Farm, Danièle Lamarche 1990s

Adult learners in Whitechapel, Bev Zalcock 1975

Shanaz with her mother in Bangladesh, Shanaz Siddiqa-Baeg 1981

Brick Lane, David Hoffman 1990

Outside Ali Brothers’ grocery shop, Fashion St, Raju Vaidyanathan 1986

Shanaz at Biscott House and three passport photos collage, Shanaz Siddiqa-Baeg

Notes from the streets, Anthony Lam 1990s

Mela, Brady St, David Hoffman 1987

Portrait of a young girl, Anthony Lam 1980s

Montefiore Mural Painting, Tom Learmouth 1970s

Bangladesh Youth Movement winning the football tournament final, Lloyd Gee 1986

Shaira’s siblings and mother, Shaira Jahan 1982

Anti-racist protest in Tower Hamlets, Syd Shelton 1970s

Studio Portrait,  Nita Roy Chowdhury 1983

TUC Unite Against Racism March, Mayar Akash 1990s

Brick Lane Mela, Raju Vaidyanathan 1996

Images courtesy Bengali Photo Archive

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  1. Andy permalink
    July 5, 2024

    Refreshing and rightly honouring Bangladeshi culture .

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