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Throwback Thursday: John Goto’s 1977 ‘Lovers’ Rock’ portraits

Posted at 1:15 pm, January 22, 2015 in Photos of London
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In 1977 John Goto created a series of photographic portraits of young British African-Caribbeans at Lewisham Youth Centre, South London, where he taught evening classes in photography. In 2013 he rediscovered them and published them as a book, ‘Lovers’ Rock’ – absolutely available on Amazon, FYI. John was kind enough to share his photos with Time Out, so scroll on for an endearing take on this particular cultural moment in our city’s history.

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Learn more about the series at johngoto.org.uk or purchase the book from Autograph ABP.

More blasts from the past:

52 retro photos of life on the Underground
✚ Tube stations: then and now
Soho: then and now
Covent Garden: then and now

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