Vintage photographs taken across 25 years in London's East End that are full of surprise and humanity One of the lesser-known though nevertheless brilliant members of British photography Paul Trevor has an impressive collection of documentary photos of this iconic corner of London. Brick Lane is, perhaps, one of the most photographed streets in the East End, yet these elegant black and whites taken in the 70s, 80s and 90s capture a lost era full of surprise, joy and humanity. This is street photography in the very best tradition of Cartier Bresson.
'In a work called Auge/Maschine, Harun Farocki coined the term "suicide camera." Auge/Maschine shows cameras mounted to the tips of missiles during the first Gulf War. The camera would broadcast live until it exploded. But contrary to all expectations, the camera was not destroyed in this operation. Instead it burst into billions of small cameras, tiny lenses embedded into cell phones. The camera from the missile exploded into shards that penetrated people's lives, feelings, and identities, skimming their ideas and payments.' Hito Steyerl: Duty Free Art