Candid shots give sneak peek into London’s streets 150 years back

February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 14 (ANI): A series of candid photographs snapped by Paul Martin is set to give people a sneak peek into the street life of London 150 years back.

Martin is the first photographer to use a hidden camera in an attempt to record life in London “as it is,” reports the Independent.

Visitors to the Museum of London are being given the chance to view life on the capital’s streets over the last 150 years in a photo exhibition, set to open on Friday.

The London Street Photography show will include the work of 70 photographers and aims to show the evolution of the city’s streets - from the first instantaneous black and white shots taken in the 1860s to colourful images of shoppers outside Sainsbury’s in 2010.

The exhibition will also see works of John Thomson and Roger Mayne, as well as anonymous artists, put on display.

The collection will explore the shift in approaches of those behind the lens, as well as the impact of new cameras. (ANI)

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