Inspired by the parallel social & aesthetic longevity of the Art Deco period – this exhibition reflects both the culturally significant style celebrating beauty for beauty’s sake – the boom of the roaring 1920’s & the bust of the Depression-ridden 1930’s. It was an age of unbelievable wealth, glamour, freedom & decadence where not only artistic but also individual expression broke new ground. The spirit of the lifestyle that this ethos encapsulated, serves as an escape from the current economic climate, just as it did in the 1930’s during The Great Depression. As a time of great social upheaval with millions living in poverty &/or faced persecution on social, political, religious & ethnic grounds the 1930’s gave way to austerity. Drawing upon the many parallels between this period & today this exhibition seeks to explore the lessons we have or have not learned from this time – through the ultimate democratic medium -photography.
Alison J Carr
Congratulations to our winners, and to all finalists whose work was chosen to be exhibited in the London Life Exhibition.
L A Noble Gallery in collaboration with Art Bermondsey presents the London Life Photography Competition Exhibition featuring 23 finalists with works that capture the current age of austerity & decadence in all its forms. These dynamic, exquisite, challenging & creative images reflect the diversity of photography many of its forms.
In collaboration with:
7 – 29 August 2014
183 – 185 Bermondsey Street
Transport: London Bridge rail & underground station / opposite White Cube Art Gallery
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