Monday, 12 December 2011


Ten years ago Jocelyn Bain Hogg’s 'The Firm' documented a thriving London underworld.  Dominated by a few notorious players who had made their names during the 1960s and 70s, among them were Freddie Foreman, Tony Lambrianou, Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw’, Bruce Reynolds and Reggie Kray. The biggest player of the lot was ‘Big’ Joey Pyle whose influence extended across London for thirty years, from unlicensed boxing matches to the music industry.

Ten years on, Bain Hogg’s 'The Family' documents the legacy of Joey Pyle, inherited by his son Joe and supported by the three men – Warren, Alan, and Mitch – who were appointed by Joey before his death.  These Four men make up 'The Family', an intimate circle entrusted to continue Joey’s business after his death in 2007.  

'The Family' opened this weekend at Foto8 and is exhibited until 14th January 2012.

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