An exhibition/installation of over 1000 black & white photographs by Steve Hollingshead taken since the start of the Millennium documenting and celebrating the vast creative wealth London and its people has to offer.
No other city in the world can compete with London’s fusion of heritage, diversity, creativity and size. Hollingshead has attempted to distill this uniqueness into a single presentation using his extensive archive of images collected over more than 15 years of wandering the streets encountering hundreds of free outdoor events: religious, traditional, sporty, creative and alternative; one-off events and annual gatherings, unexpected and irregular happenings and poignant and playful moments in the city’s public life.
The exhibition has taken over two years to assemble: each of the images representing a different day and presented in random order, the only information on view being the date they were taken. Complementing the exhibition is the blog on which one of the pictures is uploaded daily, along with its details, story, additional images and links – a kind of on-line catalogue. Blogging began late October 2015 and is expected to be complete late July 2018, when, it is hoped, an extended and fully curated version of the project will be exhibited.
This exhibition at gallery@oxo is the first full presentation of the project, following a soft launch at Platform, Southwark, SE1 in autumn 2015.Return