These black-and-white photos candidly picture the lives of shoppers and shop owners on this East London market in Hackney, which has since become unrecognisable. One Saturday in ’82 on Broadway Market preserves images of an east London landmark that has changed from desolation row to one of London’s trendiest markets. Also featuring Stuart Goodman’s account of his and Stephen Selby’s role in setting up a community initiative to save Broadway Market from demolition, Goodman speaks of the London that existed before gentrification. An East London native, brought up on a Hackney council estate, Goodman had lived in the market and been a shop keeper there for 6 months before photographing it for the first time…
…37 years later, OWN IT! are proud to publish his photographs in a new book, at a time when the market has changed beyond belief.
Although the great Stuart Goodman passed away on 2nd April 2020, his memory lives on through his work. He is dearly missed by all of the OWN IT! family.