Bengali photo archive: project launch at four corners gallery

A new collection of images celebrating east London’s Bengali community life

The Bengali Photography Archive brings together a new collection of images celebrating Bengali community life in east London, past and present. From street photography to family portraits, this archive will represent an important history, told by the people who lived it. We invite volunteers to join us in discovering and documenting this exciting new collection.

A collaboration by Four Corners and Swadhinata Trust, the project runs until summer 2023. The photographs will be lodged at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive, and will also be accessible online, alongside audio and filmed recordings of people’s memories.

Interested in getting involved?

We welcome anyone with an interest in the history of Bengali life in the UK and archiving, to get involved, either through volunteering or by contributing to the archive itself. Please get in touch for more information.



This project is supported as part of Historic England’s Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of Four Corners’ Hidden Histories programme.