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TRUSS THE COOPER

In 1298, London’s coopers – skilled men who made casks – were hauled up in front of the authorities and fined “for contempt of King and Mayor” because they’d single-handedly introduced an ordinance to raise…

Windrush Day

#WindrushDay: 23rd June 2021 Rommi Smith, TopFoto, Writer-in-Residence Today is #WindrushDay. I am writing this on the seventy-eighth anniversary of the arrival of The Empire Windrush to Tilbury Docks. It’s a poignant moment in British…

How to Tell a Story Using Images

How does one tell a story without words? Throughout human history, stories have moved through a variety of mediums. One of the most popular is words. A well-written story can captivate one’s imagination for years…

WEAVE project

WEAVE – Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana TopFoto is proud to be a partner of the WEAVE project and will supply 3500 images, carefully edited from our photography archive. Project Goal: This…

The B of Beginning

by Rommi Smith: TopFoto Archive Writer-in-Residence, 8 April 2021 Here, really begins in the early spring of 2019. I am attending the first British American Project (BAP) writers’ retreat and I am making a cup…

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