The People’s Archive

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

The images are an invaluable resource highlighting and celebrating real life as it was for many of us growing up in a time before the rapid rise of technology, smart phones and social media.

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Our long term goal is to open a permanent exhibition space/community hub where we can showcase the archive alongside events and exhibitions from our featured photographers.

Please contact us if you have any images that you would like to submit to the archive.


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

You can see more of the archive over on our Instagram page.


As a volunteer led resource we rely on funding and public support to maintain and run our archive for future generations.

If you appreciate the work we are doing you can SUPPORT The People’s Archive and help towards our long term goal via our Crowdfunder page here

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