London Street Photography

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'Latimer Road, North Kensington, 1957' by Roger Mayne
An exhibition drawn from the museum's collection of street photography from the nineteenth century to the present, detailing the changing nature of life in London and the shifting role of photography in public places. To see images from the exhibition visit


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I was so inspired by the London Street Photography Festival and the Museum of London exhibition that I started a blog to keep track of my bumbling exploration of street photography in London: I'm still getting started, so I'd love feedback.

I liked the videos but some of them were already on Youtube from BFI. Enjoyed seeing how transport (and road safety changes over the years) and how architecture nowadays has got safer, but looks really ugly. Enjoyed seeing the clothes over the years, and how people nowadays have got scruffier, especially the women. It was really busy on the Sunday so had to wait a bit before you could see some of the photos.

Superb exhibition; went along today. An exceptional collection of both old and modern photography- from the witty and sublime to the more serious and sociological. The only shame is the poor lighting, which casts large shadows on the work in peak hours, because of the number of people. This renders the small space allocated to the exhibition less than required.

Excellent exhibition, packing in a decent number of photos despite the size of the gallery space allocated to it. It's good fun picking out the old areas of London and seeing how they've changed, but the real beauty is captured in the faces of the people. If I did have a recommendation, it would be to see the exhibition in reverse going from new to old.

Some great photos and a good space to view them in. When I went it was so quiet and peaceful!