CLOSER: Photographs by Stuart Griffiths

3 May 2013 – 17 May 2013

Event times

Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Saturday 10am - 4pm. Closed Bank Holidays and Sundays

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Admission Free

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London College of Communication

London, United Kingdom


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Closer: Photographs by Stuart Griffiths


Stuart Griffiths began taking photographs when he was a young soldier, carrying a ‘sure-shot' instamatic camera in his chest webbing alongside 120 live bullets, water canisters and field dressings, whilst on patrol in West Belfast in the late 1980s. Closer is Griffiths' first solo exhibition and, curated by Val Williams, was launched at the Brighton Photo Biennale in 2010. Between 2003 and 2008, Griffiths photographed socially excluded veterans who were living in hostels, treatment centres, or were homeless. With their military careers behind them, these veterans, many of who had been seriously injured, face innumerable problems and show remarkable resilience. The making of these photographs, and Griffiths' own reflections on his life as a photographer are documented in Isolation, the 2009 documentary film made Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull, which will be shown at LCC during the exhibition. Closer is presented as part of Moose on the Loose: A Biennale of Research, organised by the Photography & the Archive Research Centre and taking place at venues across central London during May 2013

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