Stoke Newington – The centre of British piano manufacturing in 1911

E8 4 PH: Portraits on Broadway Market, 2006Hackney Museum1 November – 9 January 2012Photographs by Gabrielle MotolaThe photographs now displayed in the Museum were part of a much larger exhibition, originally at the Seven Seven Gallery on Broadway Market in 2006. The photographs documented the people who came and went, live and worked just as the neighbourhood was beginning to gentrify. Some of the photographs were taken on the market street using a backdrop and available light. Others were taken over the years in various locations around the market.\I moved to Broadway Market in 2002. The market then was very different to what it was in 2006 and of course it has changed radically now. It has always felt like home to me and what a spectacularly inspiring home at that. I got to know many people in the neighbourhood by way of photographing them and through an expressed curiosity and a sustained interest in them; I got to know theirstories as well. Some of them are happy and some of them very sad. Some are unbelievable.” – Gabrielle Motola”

Stoke Newington – The centre of British piano manufacturing in 1911

Interesting: \In 1911 London’s Stoke Newington was the centre of British piano manufacturing making it the ideal location for founder Michael Kemble to build his first factory.” http://www.mi-pro.co.uk/index.php/news/read/feature-kemble/016029