Extraordinary Studio Portrait Photos That Show How Londoners Looked Like in the 1970s

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Hackney Archives holds a collection of 150,000 negatives taken by Ron Gibson, a photographer working in Clapton, east London between 1952 and 1979. The Gibson collection records the people of Hackney as they got married, worked, studied, celebrated and mourned, and offers a unique insight into life in this diverse London borough over a 27 year period.

We collected these studio photos from the collection that show how Londoners looked like from the 1970s. Take a look.

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