Contemporary London Street Photography
01 June to 15 August 2012
Venue: King's Cross Station
Address: King's Cross Station, London, N1 9AP
Disabled Access: This event has wheelchair access
Opening Times: 24 hours, 7 days a week
A modern look at London through street photography.
The exhibition is situated in a long corridor to the left hand side of the new entrance to King's Cross Station.
London is arguably the greatest city on earth, and undeniably one of its most dynamic photographic subjects; as Samuel Johnson said, “There is in London all that life can afford”. No art form captures city life quite like street photography, and this exhibition is a celebration of both the timeless nature and distinctive quirkiness of the Big Smoke through photographs. A large-scale wall display, housed in the newly-refurbished King’s Cross station, will present Londoners at play and at work through carefully chosen images from some of the UK’s top street photographers.
- Gary Alexander
- Richard Baker
- Damian Chrobak
- George Georgiou
- David Gibson
- Stephen Gill
- Tiffany Jones
- Nils Jorgensen
- David Mason
- Mimi Mollica
- Johanna Neurath
- Zbigniew Osiowy
- Justin Sainsbury
- David Solomons
- Paul Treacy
- Nick Turpin
- Przemek Wajerowicz
The exhibition is situated in the Great Northern Hotel Arcade which is to the left of the new entrance as you walk in from Pancras Road.
King's Cross station has recent undergone an award winning rennovation that is breathtaking to the eye including an upgrade to train services and an influx of high quality retail and restuarant units including Leon, M&S, Wasabi, Boots & TM Lewin.
Gary Alexander is a freelance photographer based in South-East London. As well as practicing photography Gary also has a history in teaching the subject, having set up and run the Starting Digital Photography course at Photofusion. He was a regular Associate Lecture at Wimbledon College of art for over ten years and now teaches students on a one-to-one basis. He has exhibited his work in a variety of group shows throughout the UK and continues to produce limited edition photographic books.
Photographer Richard Baker studied Documentary Photography at Newport College, where he discovered the alluring words ‘colour’ and ‘reportage’. After graduating he was taken on by the fledgling Katz pictures in 1988, enjoyed a brief spell with The Observer and became a member of the notable Independent Photographers Group (IPG). Most well known for his 2005 book ‘Red Arrows’, which recounted his year spent photographing and writing about the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, Baker has also collaborated with philosopher and writer Alain De Botton on two separate occasions and more recently has been working on a series of thematic personal Street Photography.
Damian Chrobak is a Polish photographer living in London. He studied photography at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, later moving to London where he completed a Black & White Photography course at the University of the Arts London. Damian has been documenting London’s street life for the last few years and his work has featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout Poland and England. In January 2010 Damian was elected a member of ZPAF (Association of Polish Art Photographers).
Arnhel de Serra
Arnhel has been living and working in London for the last 15 years. He studied photography under Magnum photographer David Hurn at Gwent College, Newport. Initially starting out as a portrait photographer his focus soon changed to a more reportage based approach. The essence of his photographic practice is rooted in recording the moment in-camera rather than relying heavily on post production. Three of his images are already housed in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection and previous clients include T Mobile, COI, BP, Orange and Canon.
George Georgiou began working as a freelance photographer after receiving a BA in photography from the Polytechnic College of Central London. His work is concerned with notions of transition and identity – he has traveled extensively in Turkey and Eastern Europe documenting communities struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of radical change and development. George won two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, The British Journal of Photography project prize in 2010, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004 and a Nikon Press Award UK in 2000.
David Gibson worked for several years as a Residential Social Worker before pursuing photography full-time in 1994. In 2002 he completed an MA in Photography: History and Culture at the London College of Printing. David has been involved in street photography for over twenty years. He is one of the founding members of iN-PUBLiC, an international collective of street photographers, and his work has been widely published and exhibited. He has been commissioned by some of the UK’s leading design groups and regularly leads street photography workshops and photo-walks across London.
Stephen Gill was introduced to photography at an early age by his father, and his first photographs reflected his interests in birds, animals and music. Stephen’s photographs are now held in various private and public collections and have also been exhibited at many international galleries and museums including London’s National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Agnes B, Victoria Miro Gallery, Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Gun Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts, Leighton House Museum, Haus Der Kunst and has had solo shows in festivals including – Recontres d’Arles, The Toronto photography festival and PHotoEspaña.
Tiffany Jones moved from Canada to London in 2006. After completing a photojournalism course Tiffany focused her attention on street photography and has exhibited her work in a number of group and solo shows throughout the UK and abroad. She is a committee member of London Independent Photography, a group founded in 1987 to encourage photographers to develop a personal, expressive approach in their work and currently operates as Editor of fLIP magazine.
Nils Jorgensenwas born in Denmark and educated at The King's School, Canterbury before studying photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design. In 1992, after working for the Associated Press in East Africa, he joined Rex Features Ltd. where he still works today. In 2002 Jorgensen joined online street photography collective In-Public. He has exhibited in the UK and America and his work was featured in Thames and Hudson's Street Photography Now book.
David is a British born photographer who takes a lot of pleasure in capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary. He lectures on photography and also teaches street photography. His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK.
Mimi Mollica lives and works in London and has covered assignments for NGOs and magazines across the globe, photographing current events and compiling in-depth photo essays. His work has been published in various magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The New York Times Lens and Granta Magazine. He was included in Thames & Hudson’s Street Photography Now book and features in Iain Sinclair’s novel Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire.
Johanna Neurath is Design Director at Thames & Hudson publishers and was commissioning editor and designer of the book Street Photography Now, by Stephen McLaren and Sophie Howarth. When not making books and working with other photographers’ images she takes her own. With her own work she aims to make order out of the chaos that she sees around her and to capture the ‘surreal sights’ and ‘crazy pattern clashes’ in her neighborhood of East London.
Zbigniew Osiowy is a member of the street photography group 'un-posed' who aim to “shape the artistic conscience of the audience in Poland as well as promote the achievements of Polish street photographers abroad”. Osiowy graduated Geoengineering, Mining and Geology at the Technical University of Wroclaw. He has worked for the Polish Agency of Photographers "FORUM" and currently lives in London where he explores the boundaries of street photography, the result of which are the "Tube Photography" and "London EC£" projects. Since 2009 Osiowy has worked for the mainstream Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.
Justin was born in Brighton in 1971. After dabbling with a number of disciplines he settled on photography, taking unposed pictures of people in public situations. He is interested in the British disposition and how this is displayed in leisure activity. Justin is a member of the UK Street Collective and the international collective Burn My Eye.
David was born in London, and became fascinated by reportage photography after visiting the Magnum 'In Our Time' exhibition. A period in Barcelona teaching English cemented an ambition to be a photographer and he moved back to England in 1993 to enrol on a Photography course in Newport studying Documentary Photography. While studying David became interested in the work of Garry Winogrand, Tony Ray-Jones and Elliott Erwitt (among others) and began working along similar lines of personal expression, rather than adhering to the socially conscious type of photojournalism prevalent on his course. He maintains this approach to his photography to date. He is a member of the street photography collective iN-PUBLiC.
Paul Treacy graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography, New York in 2000. His work has been widely published; previous clients have included The New York Times Magazine, The Independent, The Times and Sunday Times and The Guardian. His work is represented by Millennium Images in London; he is a member of London Independent Photography as well as a founding member of the UK Street Collective.
Nick Turpin was born in London, UK in 1969. Studied 'Art and Design' at the University of Gloucestershire then 'Photography, Film and Video' at the University of Westminster until 1990 when he left to work as a staff photographer with The Independent Newspaper leaving in 1997 to pursue a second career in Advertising and Design photography. In 2000 Nick was the founder of the international street photographers group in-public and in 2010 he established Nick Turpin Publishing. Nick has also taught and lectured on contemporary street photography at Museums, Universities and on TV.
Przemek Wajerowicz is a polish born photographer living in London. His project From The Upper Deck is a series of photographs taken over a number of years from the top deck of one of the city’s icons, the double-decker bus. He plans to have the series published, but only after he has travelled every TFL double decker route. He uploads new pictures to the series on his blog everyday.
© Richard Baker
© Tiffany Jones
© Przemek Wajerowicz
© Mimi Mollica
© Stephen Gill
© Damian Chrobak
© Gary Alexander
© George Georgiou
© David Gibson
© David Mason
© Johanna Neurath
© Nils Jorgensen
© Paul Treacy
© Justin Sainsbury
© David Solomons
© Nick Turpin
© Zbigniew Osiowy