10 April 2016
The RPS is hosting three photography exhibitions dealing with different aspects of homeless during April, having secured The Magic Gallery in Charing Cross underground station as venue. Eye Spy is being presented between 20th - 29th April, 2016.
I saw “Eye Spy” when it was exhibited earler this year at Fenton House; it tackles the issue of rough sleeping head-on and is a hard-hitting view. Contemporary Fine Art Photographer, Nigel Tooby, exemplifies his creativity by putting each piece into stark context. The framing and mountings purposefully use materials that are typically found on the streets including paving slabs, wooden crates and cardboard boxes and help emphasise the situation of homeless and rough sleepers.
The hard-hitting series of images and mixed media artworks give an uncompromising window into the world of the homeless. Its haunting and moving, well worth a view.
More info at http://www.rps.org/news/2016/april/rps-reveals-homelessness
See also http://simononthestreets.co.uk/blog/eye-spy-exhibition-london-charing-cross/
Image by Nigel Tooby FRPS