The People’s Archive

The People’s Archive is British Culture Archive’s ongoing project and archive documenting crowdsourced images of everyday life, society and culture in the UK. 

The archive gives a platform and a voice to people and communites across the UK, telling their stories through their own images. It highlights real life as it was for many of us growing up before the rapid rise of technology, smart phones and social media. As well as exhibiting the archive across towns and cities in the UK – we are currently crowdfunding towards our long term goal of a permanent exhibition space in the North West which we hope to establish in 2020/2021.

You can currently see a selection of the archive on our People’s Archive Instagram page HERE.



For all submission enquiries please contact 

By submitting your image(s) to The People’s Archive you agree to the use of your image(s) for educational/press/promotional use, books, prints, displays and exhibitions. As a non-profit resource any funds raised using the images will be put towards our crowdfunder and help maintain and develop our archive.


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