Exhibition Open: 11.00 - 18.00 7 - 29 August 2014
In Collaboration with Art Bermondsey
23 finalists will be displayed at Art Bermondsey - winners will be announced on opening night. The grand prize includes six months representation and mentorship with Gallery Director Laura Noble.
Venue: Art Bermondsey, 1st Floor, 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW
Tube: London Bridge
Buses: 42, 78, 100, 188, 1 and C10 (direct to Bermondsey Square) or all buses to London Bridge
L A Noble Gallery in collaboration with Art Bermondsey presents the London Life Photography Competition Exhibition featuring 23 finalists with works that capture the current age of austerity & decadence in all its forms. These dynamic, exquisite, challenging & creative images reflect the diversity of photography many of its forms.
Inspired by the parallel social & aesthetic longevity of the Art Deco period - this exhibition reflects both the culturally significant style celebrating beauty for beauty’s sake - the boom of the roaring 1920’s & the bust of the Depression-ridden 1930’s. It was an age of unbelievable wealth, glamour, freedom & decadence where not only artistic but also individual expression broke new ground. The spirit of the lifestyle that this ethos encapsulated, serves as an escape from the current economic climate, just as it did in the 1930’s during The Great Depression. As a time of great social upheaval with millions living in poverty &/or faced persecution on social, political, religious & ethnic grounds the 1930’s gave way to austerity. Drawing upon the many parallels between this period & today this exhibition seeks to explore the lessons we have or have not learned from this time - through the ultimate democratic medium -photography.
1st Prize: Six months representation with L A Noble Gallery & mentoring with Gallery Director Laura Noble. Consultation & printing of gallery portfolio, with master printers Genesis Imaging.
2nd & 3rd Prize: A two-hour Portfolio Review with Gallery Director Laura Noble. Featured prominently in the exhibition. An annual National Art Pass valid for one year.
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