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The Bengali Photography Archive is made up from the diverse collections generously contributed by families, individuals, organizations, and photographers within the East London Bengali community.

These photograps span a wide array of themes, reflecting the multifaceted nature of everyday life and experiences within Tower Hamlets.

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The archive explores themes of activism and politics that have shaped the narratives of this community. Documenting rallies, protests, and moments of social change, these collections serve as a testament to the resilience and determination of the East London Bengali community in the face of adversity.

Working lives feature prominently, offering insights into the businesses and industries that have sustained generations of families. While the arts and music scenes are also celebrated, showcasing creativity and talent. From traditional music performances to electronica and theatre, these collections highlight the culture within this community.

Youth and community  feature significantly, with photographs capturing the energy and vitality of young people carving out their place in the world. From sports clubs to community centers, these images reflect the vibrant youth culture that thrives within Tower Hamlets.

Snapshots of daily life offer a window into the ordinary moments that define a community. From family gatherings to street scenes, these photographs capture the essence of everyday life in all its vibrancy and diversity.

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