Hackney Revisited: Old And New Photos Show Changes To The Borough

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Hackney Revisited: Old And New Photos Show Changes To The Borough
Andre Street 2011 and 1986.
Andre Street 2011 and 1986.
Millfields 2011 and 1987.
Millfields 2011 and 1987.
London Fields 2011 and 1987.
London Fields 2011 and 1987.
Linscott Road 2011 and 1986.
Linscott Road 2011 and 1986.

We've seen a fair few projects over the years that compare old and new photographs of London. A new website and exhibition carries on the tradition, but brings the idea into more tangible times by pairing images from the 1980s with shots from 2011.

Urban photographer Berris Conolly built up an archive of black and white photos of Hackney in the 1980s. Now, Alex Pink has recreated some of the shots. A few of the comparisons can be seen over on the Hackney Revisited site and an exhibition of more shots opens at  Chats Palace in Homerton from 3 September.

It's a timely project, given the many comparisons with the 1980s currently being bandied about on news reports.

All images copyright Berris Conolly and Alex Pink, and used with permission.

Last Updated 08 August 2011