‘A Year In China’ by Millie Riley

29 May 2021 – 30 Jun 2021

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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‘A Year In China’ by Millie Riley is a considered collection of quiet photographic observations of Shanghai and the surrounding areas taking in the sublime Li River.


This exhibition brings together a selection of photographs from eighteen months spent in China during the 2020/21 pandemic, from the megacity of Shanghai, to the rural landscapes surrounding the Li River. The show aims to share both the natural beauty of China as well as the everyday life of its cities. Each photograph was taken on 35mm film using an Olympus OM-2N. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Leyton of London and within the windows of a listed shop facade in Walthamstow Village, London.

About the artist:
Originally from Manchester, local photographer Millie Riley lives in Hackney and recently returned from eighteen months living in China throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. While there she tried to document the everyday people and places she experienced, often traveling out of Shanghai to villages and towns across the vast country of China. Millie photographs in analogue with her trusty Olympus OM-2N and 35mm film.

About the gallery:
Frank Ison Space is a new leading London art space set within a beautiful Victorian shop front. They present installations that uplift and inspire the community. Their key aim is to create ways for people to experience positivity through art in their everyday environment.

Prints for sale:
A selection of 12 images from the collection are for sale on Millie Riley’s website - www.millieriley.photography

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