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KEEP THE FAITH by ALEX AMORÓS

24 Apr 2024

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Wednesday
08:00 – 21:30

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ALEX AMORÓS PRESENTS KEEP THE FAITH A BOOK AND EXHIBITION DOCUMENTING THE NORTHERN SOUL MOVEMENT ACROSS THE UK WINNER OF THE 2023 ABBEY ROAD MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD UNDERGROUND SCENES CATEGORY FOR MARGATE MOD WEEKENDER IMAGE

About

Keep The Faith is a curated collection of photographs, video and scene insider accounts exploring the underground Northern Soul music scene around the United Kingdom.

Alex Amorós was the winner of the Underground Scenes category at the prestigious Abbey Road Music Photography Awards with his image depicting a Mod Weekender in Margate. Following his win, Amorós decided to deep dive into the world of Northern Soul; an underground scene which continues to live on to this day in the United Kingdom. Northern Soul events offer access to rare and underplayed records from 1960s America and attract an ever-increasing and passionate younger following. Amorós has documented five events: Rivoli Ballroom in London, The King George’s Hall in Blackburn, Soul Stompers Club at the New Albany in London, Deptford Northern

Soul at Earth Hackney in London and Bristol Northern Soul at the Old Market Assembly in Bristol. “For this project I have wanted to capture the heart and soul of the movement and to celebrate the people who are keeping it alive whilst coming together a new generation of movers. It is a social study of a subculture; a community recognisable by its music and fashion ”

Part of Alex’s prize for winning the Underground Scenes category at the Abbey Road Music Photography Awards was a week-long mentorship programme with former Abbey Road Photographer-In-Residence, Simon Wheatley, to discuss the development and direction of the project over several sessions.

“I am grateful to Abbey Road for the opportunities the award has given for me Simon’s guidance has been one of the best things about the project. I not only admire his work, but he has been a wonderful mentor throughout this project”. The Book Launch and exhibition is open from Wednesday 24 April 2024 and can be visited at the Photobook Cafe, Shoreditch. Keep the Faith photobook launches on the same day.

About Alex

Born in Alicante, Spain, Alex Amorós is a Photographer, Director & Musician based in London, UK.

Alex studied Photography at Blank Paper Collective and School in Madrid. Since moving to London. Alex has worked on different photographic projects, mainly within social documentaries and music. He is the co-founder and In-House photographer of Paper Dress Studios specializing in Music Photography located in Hackney Central. With an eye for storytelling, Alex has released several Photobooks and Fanzines, including the sold-out debut, ‘Londoners’, 40 Music Venues and London Football Fans are now a part of the Martin Parr Foundation, The Photobook Cafe & The Photographers Gallery, London. His work has been exhibited in several cities and galleries in Europe. He was the winner of the Underground Scenes category at the 2023 Abbey Road Music Photography Awards. Alongside freelancing, Alex is now working as a professor of photography, teaching a multitude of courses and workshops for different schools, individuals and collectives.

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