[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid bailey’s new exhibition, Bailey’s East End opened this month to showcase the lifelong work of the Vogue photographers portfolio of the East end dating back to the 60’s until this present day. Bailey continuously revisits the stomping ground of his youth to photograph the streets and their inhabitants.
This fascinating collection of work is set in an historic industrial building in London’s Royal Docks, and sees him return to Newham at a time when the world’s focus is on east London for The 2012 Olympics.
Bailey commented: “What’s amazing about London is that I still go down streets I’ve never been down, it’s amazing, it never ends,” “The East End personifies London for me, or it did – because it’s where I grew up.”
Displaying landscape shots of the area which document physical and social change along with candid portraits of residents. Highlights include a photo of Bailey’s ex-girlfriend, Jean Shrimpton pictured in his family home, and images of his wife Catherine Bailey, taken in the early eighties.
Until August 5 Compressor House, Royal Docks, London.