There is always something new to discover about east London; whether it’s a bookshop that you have just come across, or a piece of history that you never knew about, but one of the most interesting things about east London is the people who live there and make up the community.
This is exactly what London-based photographer and editor, Maryam Eisler, thought when creating her book, Voices of East London, an exposé of the locals from everywhere between Hackney and Clapton, Haggerston and Hoxton, Bethnal Green to Stoke Newington and all the surrounding areas.
Brimming with portraits and photographs of the capital’s streets from the east, Eisler has also included some in-depth interviews of some famous characters within the area including director of Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona Blazwick, and other lesser-known but still just as important individuals such as landlord of popular Spitalfields pub, The Golden Heart.
This book will allow you to embrace and get to know East London a little more and help you to appreciate and understand how far it has come and how important the people and places within it are in giving our city the status as a renowned creative hub and melting pot of culture and charisma.
Here’s a little taster of what this original piece of work has to offer: ‘Over the last thirty years in particular, the area has been transformed from a crumbling no-go area on the fringe of the nation’s capital into a cluster of hip neighbourhoods buzzing with creative energy where a wide range of communities have come together.’