Jeremy’s photos puts Spitalfields life in focus

PASS through the London’s End’s famous Spitalfields antiques market and you might have been caught on photographer Jeremy Freedman’s camera.

The market traders especially have been targeted—and now they’re on public display and on the culture ‘Spitalfields Life’ blog site for all the world to see.

They were featured in the blog’s weekly series of profiles, telling their stories, and are now brought together in an exhibition which opened this evening at three locations in Spitalfields.

The collection of 50 ‘human interest’ snaps records the diverse personalities who come together to create one of London’s best-known weekly antiques fairs.

Spitalfields Life is hosting his debut exhibition as a celebration of this unique neighbourhood at the heart of London’s East End.


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Jeremy’s own ancestors came to Spitalfields from Holland in the 18th century. His great-great-great-great grandfather was one of the founders of Sandys Row Synagogue in 1854.

It is also the first exhibition for the blog, www.spitalfieldslife.com, at three nearby venues, running daily 5-8pm at the Golden Heart pub in Commercial Street, hosted by Sandra Esqulant the East End’s most famous landlady, Agnes B in Spitalfields Market and Rough Trade East in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

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