The Becontree 100

Landmark Commission 2014/15 

In March 2015, Becontree residents, a digital artist, a filmmaker and Rio photographer AF Rodrigues  came together for a month to document the daily life of the Becontree Estate.  

The result is “The Becontree Hundred”– 100 extraordinary images of local people, places, residents and traders, that can be seen from 10th April to 9th May 2015 in Dagenham Library, along the Heathway, on local houses, and in the installation by UK digital artist Gary Stewart that will close the month long exhibition.

The Becontree Hundred celebrates the moments, images and stories which make up the lives and experiences of local residents. It invites us all to look differently at what we see every day.

See the images online at: www.becontreehundred.org.uk

About the Becontree Hundred project

The exhibition is the culmination of The Becontree Hundred; a community art project produced by People’s Palace Projects, commissioned by Creative Barking and Dagenham and with printing partnership from Barking & Dagenham College.  

Becontree residents were invited to a series of free photography and digital media skills workshops with Brazilian photographer AF Rodrigues and digital artist Gary Stewart. Many of the images produced in these workshops are featured alongside AF Rodrigues’ photos in the exhibition.


The Becontree 100 is open to participants of all ages and the workshops require no previous photography or digital arts experience.