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David Bailey Unseen 'East End Faces' Exhibition

David Bailey Unseen 'East End Faces' Exhibition - David Bailey is to showcase an unseen 'East End Faces' exhibition at the William Morris Gallery.

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'The Old Horn Pub', © David Bailey 1968

British photographer David Bailey will be returning to the borough of his birth to exhibit intimate photographs of the East End at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery, offering a rare insight into the faces and characters synonymous with the decade that gave us the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

'East End Faces' will run from 23 February to 26 May 2013 and complements Bailey’s recent East End exhibition that ran as part of the Create Festival in August last year. East End Faces will include previously unseen pictures from the 1960s, featuring streetscapes, characters and scenes of east London life. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to view the East End through the lens of a local icon.

Born in Leytonstone and raised in East Ham, Bailey is one of east London’s most famous sons and his iconic photographs immortalised 60s London. The exhibition has an introduction written by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Visitors can also listen to David Bailey in conversation with Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, on Wednesday 13 March at 7.30pm. Bailey will talk about his career and his exhibition looking back at London’s East End. This will cost £12, and booking is essential.

Entry to the exhibition itself is free. For more information on the William Morris Gallery please visit the WM Gallery website.

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