The People’s Archive

The Peoples Archive

The People’s Archive is an important documentation of everyday life in twentieth century Britain.

The archive gives a platform and voice to a diverse spectrum of society and communities across the UK. It’s an essential social document that highlights the changes of everyday life, society and culture before smart phones and social media – by the people who lived through it. 

The images cover all aspects of British life and highlight everything from childhood, industry, housing, fashion and popular culture.

Community Workshops

Our community workshops tackle social isolation an enable people to socially engage and tell their own stories through photography.

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 for The People’s Archive in the North West which we are looking to establish in 2020/2021. You can find out more about the crowdfunder here.

The People’s Archive Galleries

A handpicked selection of some of The People’s Archive can be seen our online galleries accessible from the drop down menu on this page.

Our dedicated People’s Archive website is coming soon.

For all submission and press enquiries please email


By submitting your image(s) to The People’s Archive you agree to the use of your image(s) for educational, press and promotional use. The images may be used in any of our official books, prints, displays and exhibitions. The images will be kept within the People’s Archive as a social document and will not be distributed to any external organisations.

As a non-profit resource any funds raised using the images will be used to support and grow the archive and help fund our community workshops in the UK. 

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