The Hackney Council regeneration team is working to change perceptions of a local street 'The Narrow Way'. As part of this initiative we were comissioned to celebrate some of the existing long standing businesses in the area through a series of audio and photographic portraits of 6 local shopkeepers.
Exhibitiion currenty at
1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ
Photography © Kuba Nowak
Pop to the shops: Shopkeeper's Stories
The independent long-standing local shopkeepers of Hackney Central tell their stories about family business, immigration, community and changing times.
Mohammed Hanif Shaikh from Lookers
from Wally Herbert & Sons
from The Pet Shop
from C & C Decoration
from Argun Printers
from Mermaids Fabrics
Audio Portrait of Garry Herman from C&C Decoration 352a Mare Street, Hackney
Audio portrait of Argun Imamzade from Stationary shop and printer, 344 Mare Street, Hackney, London
Audio Portrait of Sal Salahi at Mermaids, 354 Mare Street, Hackney
Audio Portrait of Hanif Shaikh from Lookers, 191 Mare Street, Hackney.
Audio Portrait of Martyn Waller from Wally Herbert, Hackney Central.
Audio Portrait of Laurine Traquair from The Pet Shop, 40-42 Amhurst Road, Hackney.