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Every Picture Tells A Story, led by Art of Regeneration (AOR) Ltd, explores, catalogues and has created exhibitions and live pop-up events based on the 1970’s photographic archives by Chris Schwarz. Schwarz died in 2007 and bequeathed his collection to AOR.

The project has involved training volunteers in research, oral history, cataloguing, and digitising skills, with support from London Metropolitan Archives, Lewisham College and Lewisham Local History Archive. 14 planned secondary school workshops will also support history curriculum studies through the project.

Much of the work in this archive reflects the programme of creative and cultural development of the Albany Centre in Deptford and key events in Deptford’s history.

We are indebted to The Albany for their commitment to providing a permanent home for this wonderful cultural and community resource.