This exhibition presents international photographers and their work during the 20th century, it looks at their view of London and their experiences in a foreign city. The exhibition shows London to be very dynamic in terms of the people and also the city it self. The upper and middle classes are documented as well as the working class and the urban poor. There are 41 photographers in the exhibition each one had a different experience in the city: the photographs highlight this which results in capturing London as a cultural city.
The different themes in the exhibition - class systems e.g. upper/middle class, poor, homeless. Different areas in the city, therefore different types of people. Race - immigrants. Fashion - which related to money. Emotion - capturing a certain moment that is honest enough that you can tell a story and remember the atmosphere. The themes in the photographs interest me and i would like to relate them in my images, the photographers thought that they were important through their eyes and they mean something to them, and if we can all perceive it in different ways there is depth and more meaning behind it.
Documentary Photographer, who is known for his out of focus images, use of high contrast and wide angled shots. He has also done Fashion Photography often taking his models out onto the streets of New York. The shapes he creates and his compositions with different types of backgrounds such as adverts is interesting as he plays with scale. This is something i might consider when doing my own photography.
This work caught my eye as it is in the theme of portraiture. The work is a bit abstract and each image communicates with the one next to it, creating a movement through the piece. I like the way it is presented in a series and the way you can only see a section of the persons identity...it makes me try and think about the sounds they are making, their mood/feeling at the time, what they are thinking about, and what instructions the photographer has given them to react in this way?
I might take this idea further in the future and use this method of presentation for my own work.