Preview: London Street Photography, Museum of London, UK

In Art Museum, Article, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photographer on March 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm


Liebling’s ‘Outside Claridge’s Hotel, Mayfair’

In an article today, in the Financial Times, Claire Holland gives not only a nice review of a new “street photography” exhibit in London but also gives some nice historical context to the genre:

As if to assert street photography’s worth, a flurry of exhibitions exploring the genre is opening in the UK this year: Daniel Meadows will present Fieldwork: Photographs of Britain 1971-1988 at the National Media Museum in Bradford in September; at London Whitechapel Gallery, This is Whitechapel opens today and includes works by Ian Berry, followed by an exhibition of work by Paul Graham next month; and street photography is currently the theme at Format Photography Festival in Derby.

“It is very human to watch one another, and to photograph one another,” says Polly Braden, whose work is featured in London Street Photography at the Museum of London. Part of Braden’s ongoing project, London Square Mile, playful vignettes of life in the City of London, hang in the contemporary section of this generous show, which has been drawn from the museum’s archives.

For more on this subject: Financial Times

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