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PHOTOS FROM THE FOOTPATH: TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT OLD BETHNAL GREEN


PHOTOS FROM THE FOOTPATH: TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT OLD BETHNAL GREEN When dashing about day to day, it’s easy to miss the many interesting sights close to home. On the five-week Photos from the Footpath course in AprilMay 2015, a group of residents from the ‘Well London’ Old Bethnal Green area explored their neighbourhood together, cameras in hand.

Our mission was to photograph the local street life, architecture, landmarks and people. Some of us were first-time photographers, others were more experienced; photography tuition and one-to-one guidance helped us develop our camera techniques and composition skills. Each week we explored different walking routes, including behind-the-scenes visits to local landmarks. And along the way we heard stories about the places that we visited. Throughout the project, we discussed our photos with one another and worked together to create a collection of local images.


This booklet – and the exhibition at the Minerva Centre – brings together over 50 of our photos, curated into themed groups. All of the images were taken within (or on the fringes of) the Well London area, bounded by Warner Place, Hackney Road, Cambridge Heath Road and Old Bethnal Green Road. As you flick through the booklet, or wander around the Minerva Centre, we hope you see the local neighbourhood afresh. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the photos – please get in touch at graham@walkeast.org. And over the coming months be sure to explore the side streets, estates, community centres and gardens around Old Bethnal Green yourself; slow down, open your eyes, and see first hand what a remarkable place it is. Thank you to Well London Old Bethnal Green programme for funding the project and exhibition. Graham Barker and Natalie Clarke Project coordinators


Jo Morgan

Diane Ridley

Jo Morgan

Busy Lives


Graham Barker

Graham Barker

Jo Morgan

Green Footprints


June Stamp

June Stamp

Rehana Islam

Personal Journeys


Amina Begum

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Rehana Islam

Minerva Perspectives


Jo Morgan

Jo Morgan

Graham Barker

Jo Morgan

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Diane Ridley

Jo Morgan

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Head and Shoulders


Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Natalie Clarke

Streets in the Sky


Derek Clifford

Jo Morgan

Diane Ridley

St Peter’s Close


June Stamp

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Jo Morgan

St Peter’s Patterns


Natalie Clarke

Amina Begum

Natalie Clarke

Teesdale Stories


Natalie Clarke

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Copper Topped


Natalie Clarke

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

June Stamp

Pavement Shadows


June Stamp

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Natalie Clarke

Signs of Life


June Stamp

Diane Ridley

Graham Barker

Timber and Tiles


Atia Begom

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

June Stamp

Zooms on Blooms


Jo Morgan

Graham Barker

Jo Morgan

Growing Up


Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Graham Barker

Graham Barker

Urban Creatures


Diane Ridley

Rod Baker

Graham Barker

Green Corners


June Stamp

Graham Barker

Stems and Stamens


With thanks to our walking photographers Rod Baker, Atia Begom, Amina Begum, Derek Clifford, Rehana Islam, Vanessa Kirkpatrick, Jo Morgan, Diane Ridley and June Stamp.


PHOTOS FROM THE FOOTPATH:

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT OLD BETHNAL GREEN

Sparking our curiosity on a photo trail

Exploring community gardens

Learning and practising camera skills

Experimenting with composition

Discovering health living initiatives

Considering next steps in photography

This Photos from the Footpath project was initiated by Shamim Hossain at Well London (THCH) and Brenda Scotland at Tower Hamlets Public Health, and devised by Graham Barker and Natalie Clarke. To ďŹ nd out more about the project, please contact Graham Barker on graham@walkeast.org or 0791 922 1806.


Photos from the Footpath: Old Bethnal Green  

On the five-week Photos from the Footpath course in April-May 2015, a group of local residents ventured out together – cameras in hand – int...

Photos from the Footpath: Old Bethnal Green  

On the five-week Photos from the Footpath course in April-May 2015, a group of local residents ventured out together – cameras in hand – int...

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