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Andrew Moore | Riots & Unrest, UK 1980s-90s.

British Culture Archive | January, 2020

Self-taught photographer Andrew Moore grew up on Tyneside in the North East of England, in the early 1980s he moved to London to go to university. It was here where he first picked up a camera. 

The first real photographs Andrew took were in 1983 to support a housing rights organisation, campaigning for better living conditions in the Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets. From that point onwards he began to document the unrest triggered by the social and economic changes that came with Thatcherism.

At the time Andrew told me there wasn’t a mainstream appetite within the UK for the kind of images he was making, he got a much warmer response internationally and began to work with news magazines in Europe and the US.

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