England fans in Russia exhibition will showcase the work of photographer David Shaw, who spent the duration of this summer's tournament capturing England fans supporting the national team.
Commissioned by the Fans for Diversity campaign, the exhibition is being run in conjunction with Free Lions, the England fanzine produced by the FSF's Fans’ Embassy team, who provided support to England fans throughout the tournament.
David said: "This project documents not only the story and positive experience had by the England fans but it also celebrates diversity amongst the England support base.
"The images in this exhibition will hopefully encourage more people to come out to football across the country and celebrate what was a defining event for many England supporters."
The exhibition will be taking place for one week at Bomb Factory Studios in Archway, London, beginning Friday 23rd November.
Fans for Diversity campaign manager Anwar Uddin said: “We held a similar exhibition after the Euros two years ago – and it was brilliant, so we wanted to replicate that for the World Cup."
"David’s captured the experience and atmosphere of the tournament superbly, there are some great photos which I’m sure people will really enjoy."
"There was a lot of apprehension about Russia and there’s always this stigma around England fans – but this exhibition shows the diversity and positivity."
The exhibition opening, which all are welcome to, will be at the Bomb Factory (closest station Underground station is Archway) on the evening of Friday the 23rd November 18.30-21.30 and it will then be open every day for a week.
Drinks will be provided on Friday evening by Two Tribes - www.twotribes.co.uk who are kindly sponsoring the event.
Thanks a lot and hope to see you there!
Friday 23rd November (opening party): 18.30-21.30
Saturday 24th: 11.00 -18.00
Sunday 25th: 12.00-18.00
Monday 26th 12.00-17.00
Tuesday 27th 12.00-17.00
Wednesday 28th 12.00-17.00
For more info on the photographer please go to www.davidjshaw.com
The Bomb Factory
The Bomb Factory Art Foundation is an independent space for
contemporary art situated in a Victorian warehouse in Archway, North London. This artist-led non-profit charitable organisation has affordable artist studios, a workshop and gallery space and runs a busy programme of events, from contemporary Art Shows to Film nights and Talks as well as educational projects for local children and the community as a whole.
For info of the 'Fans For Diversity Campaign': http://www.fsf.org.uk/campaigns/fans-for-diversity/