Jerusalem: Charles Jones | Colin Jones | John Davies

7 Oct 2011 – 12 Nov 2011

Michael Hoppen Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Sloane Square / South Kensington

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Through the eyes of three analytical photographers, Charles Jones, Colin Jones and John Davies, this exhibition documents British life in the twentieth century. The pictures seem to capture the simplicity of a by gone era; however, in doing so they also challenge the changes taking place today,forcing us to interrogate our individual responsibilities towards the country we live in. The recession of recent years has hit Britain hard; with the riots of this summer being just one example of our social cohesion wearing away. In this increasingly uncertain world, in which the individual is so often governed by forces out of the remitof his or her control we are reminded of life's basic essentials: food on thetable, a roof over our heads and a job that provides an income to support oneself or a family. Once again, a new world order, a New Jerusalem, has been promised by politicians and economists. But the journey will be a long one. Globalization forces a need for shared responsibility, and yet the rate of change within both the microcosm of individual countries and the larger global community leaves little time for reflection.

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