The East End in Colour: 1960-1980 portrays post-war streets of London

Commercial Road, 1969

Photographer David Granick lived in the East End of London his whole life. Spanning a twenty-year period, he captured the post-war streets of Stepney, Whitechapel, Spitalfields and beyond in the warm hues of Kodachrome, at a time when black and white photography was the norm.

On his death in 1980, his Kodachrome slides were deposited at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives (THLHLA) where they have been untouched and securely preserved until last year when a local photographer, Chris Dorley-Brown discovered them.

Seizing a natural insight into war-torn London, Granick’s work has now been published in a book by Hoxton Mini Press, celebrating his unique snapshots of everyday London.

In addition, Granick’s work will coincide with an exhibition running until 5 May 2018 at THLHLA, where photographer and exhibition curator Chris Dorley-Brown will discuss the celebrated work of David, which he has digitised and researched.

The East End in Colour 1960-1980 by David Granick is published by Hoxton Mini Press, £16.95, www.hoxtonminipress.com. The book coincides with an exhibition running 3 February - 5 May 2018 at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives 277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ.

Photographic copyright: David Granick / Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Gardiner's Corner, 1963

Gardiner's Corner, 1963

Stifford Estate, Stepney Green, 1961

Stifford Estate, Stepney Green, 1961

Whitechapel Road, 1965

Whitechapel Road, 1965

Brushfield Street, 1970

Brushfield Street, 1970

Spitalfields Market, 1973

Spitalfields Market, 1973

Belhaven Street, 1977

Belhaven Street, 1977

Watney Market, 1974

Watney Market, 1974

West India Docks, 1971

West India Docks, 1971

Mile End Road, 1977

Mile End Road, 1977