Steve Lewis

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Down The Pub With Friends in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Down The Pub With Friends in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.


£140.00 GBP

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Make Love Not War, East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Make Love Not War, East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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'Make Love Not War' Graffiti in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.
£125.00 GBP

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Down The Pub in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Down The Pub in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Down The Pub in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.


£120.00 GBP

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Dockyard Demolition in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Dockyard Demolition in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Dockyard Demolition in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

£140.00 GBP

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Two Boys Playing In East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Two Boys Playing In East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Two Boys Playing In East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.


£140.00 GBP

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Policeman in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Policeman in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Policeman in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

£135.00 GBP

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David Bailey and Penelope Tree in East London by Steve Lewis - 1965

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David Bailey and his American girlfriend Penelope Tree visit his mother in East Ham - 1965.

£90.00 GBP

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Children Playing in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Children Playing in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Children Playing in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

£70.00 GBP

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Gypsies in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Gypsies in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Gypsies at Beckton Marshes in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

£80.00 GBP

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East London Antiques Street Trader by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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East London Antiques Street Trader by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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East London Antiques Street Trader by Steve Lewis - 1960s. The 'rag and bone man' advertises “COMPLETE Homes Purchased”.

 


£100.00 GBP

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Playing Cards in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Playing Cards in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Playing Cards in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

£70.00 GBP

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West Ham United football fans by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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West Ham United football fans by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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West Ham United football fans by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

£120.00 GBP

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Donkey Drinking At A Pub in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Landlord John Loftus serving Bass the donkey a beer at The Manby Arms Pub in Stratford East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s. 

£120.00 GBP

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The Rolling Stones by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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The Rolling Stones by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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The Rolling Stones by Steve Lewis - 1960s.

 


£120.00 GBP

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Cliff Richard by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Cliff Richard by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Cliff Richard by Steve Lewis - 1960s.
£120.00 GBP

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Milkman in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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Milkman in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s

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A milkman in East London by Steve Lewis - 1960s. Alfred Davies had been delivering milk from this handcart to homes in Forest Gate for over thirty years.

 


£80.00 GBP

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East End Card School by Steve Lewis - c.1967

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East End Card School by Steve Lewis - c.1967

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A Card School in London's East End by Steve Lewis - c.1967

 


£80.00 GBP

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West Ham United Supporters Outside Upton Park by Steve Lewis - 1969

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West Ham United United supporters outside Upton Park, London, by Steve Lewis - 1969.

£80.00 GBP

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Leslie Lucking and Daughter Tracy, London, by Steve Lewis - 1967

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Leslie Lucking combined the roles of Lollipop lady and mother to her daughter Tracey - Forest Gate, London c.1967 by Steve Lewis.
£130.00 GBP

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis joined The Sun newspaper as a staff photographer in 1972 and stayed until 2006.

“I knew what I wanted to do at a very young age," he says. "One day, I was at my school prize giving in Ilford Town Hall and the buildings opposite caught fire and the fire brigade came, and we all went out to watch the fire as the buildings burnt down. There was quite a crowd, and I saw all the photographers and I thought, ‘What a brilliant job!’

"I was still very young and I went to the Ilford Recorder office and said, ‘I want to be a photographer’ and could I start as an apprentice when I left school. And they said, ‘After you have finished all your exams, you can come in as a darkroom assistant.’

"They set me up with a camera to learn – an MPP plate camera and fourteen plates, and they sent me out to cover seven stories and said, ‘You can take two plates for each one.’ It was very difficult, especially if you were covering a large event, like a football match – but, looking back, it was a good way to learn.”

When Steve moved to the Newham Recorder, the editor wanted him to focus on social issues and the reality of lives in London's East End that were barely touched by the 'Swinging Sixties'. As some of Steve's images graphically illustrate, London's East End was plagued by widespread poverty, poor housing, industrial unrest and racial tension. 

As Peter Ackroyd writes in London: The Biography: "It has been observed that the West End has the money, and the East End has the dirt."