THE EXHIBITION NOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY THREE WEEKS AND NOW HAS A NEW CLOSING DATE - 3rd SEPTEMBER
The first major exhibition from the Bleeding London Project will be on display at City Hall from the 9th July until the 3rd September.
The exhibition is inspired by Geoff Nicholson’s Whitbread short-listed novel, Bleeding London, in which the character, Stuart London, walks every street in the capital. Over the past year, hundreds of Londoners and visitors to the capital have been following in Stuart’s footsteps, walking the 58,000 streets of London and photographing every single one.
Author, Geoff Nicholson, has supported the project from its inception and has even contributed a number of photographs himself. When asked about the exhibition, he said: “I think all novelists want to be multi-media artists, and this really is a dream come true. One of my books has been turned into a movie, another into a piece for radio, but a photographic exhibition inspired by my novel – that’s very special indeed.”
The photographs illustrate the exhilarating diversity that constitutes the fabric of the city – from the iconic sights to the lesser-known backstreets of the suburbs. The participants have been just as diverse – from professionals with top-of-the-range kit to those picking up a camera for the first time. And, unsurprisingly, a significant number of the photos have been taken on phones.
The images will be used to create an electronic archive of inestimable social and historical value, but in the meantime, 1200 images from this remarkable project will be on display at City Hall in an exhibition curated by Jonathan Taylor (with help from the Bleeding Londoners).
The Bleeding London exhibition is sponsored by Quilter Cheviot Investment Management and runs from the 9th July to 4th September. The Bleeding London project was supported by Olympus, A to Z, Bob Books, The Nikon School and Shutterstock.
Opening Times: Mon-Thu 08.30 to 6.00; Friday 08.30 to 5.30
Image © Will Cheung FRPS