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THE ISLE OF DOGS: Before the Big Money / Mike Seaborne & Ken Worpole

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 7.00pm


We are pleased to announce that photographer Mike Seaborne will be appearing at the shop on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 7 p.m to talk about his new book The Isle of Dogs: Before the Big Money (published by Hoxton Mini Press), a photographic document of the island between 1982 and 1987 and a portrait of its disappearing social and industrial texture. Mike will be joined in conversation by writer and historian Ken Worpole, author of the book's introductory essay.

Tickets are £5 (includes a glass of wine). For booking please call: 020 7241 1626 or email:

Signed copies of The Isle of Dogs will be available to buy at the event.


About The Isle of Dogs:

A rare documentation of London’s docklands at a time just before Canary Wharf’s development transformed the area forever.

Now home to financial heavyweights and epic skyscapers, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. In the early ’80s Mike Seaborne began documenting the area’s social fabric, taking his camera around the streets and inside remaining working factories and businesses. These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island on the cusp of huge development. We see first sightings of the Docklands Light Railway construction from Tower Gateway to Island Gardens, workers in (now demolished) factories on their tea breaks, children paddling in the Thames. Seaborne captured the spirit of a close-knit community, one that soon changed forever when the big money moved in.

The Isle of Dogs is the second book in ‘Vintage Britain’, a series dedicated to rediscovering the best photographs taken in Britain in the late 20th century.


Mike Seaborne has been photographing London since 1979, with a specific interest in its changing urban landscapes. He was Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London until 2011 and now focuses on personal photographic projects. His work has been shown internationally and appears in major collections including at the Tate and Historic England.

To find out more please visit his website.


Ken Worpole is a writer and social historian, whose work includes many books on architecture, landscape and public policy. His recent books include: New Jerusalem: the Good City and the Good Society; and The New English Landscape (with Jason Orton). Ken is one of the authors of the recently published Radical Essex and has written a contributory essay for Ground Work. He lives in London.

To find out more please visit his website.


Hoxton Mini Press is a small but award-winning independent publisher making beautiful, collectable photography books about London and beyond.


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