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