Thursday, 16 June 2011

Street photography...

We’re in the streets, we’re on the streets, we are the streets; London is literally the sum of our parts. Perhaps there are those that are just passing through, the lodgers and the country-residing city-workers, those that use it conveniently; for the most part, we stay here inspite of the inconvenience, because we want to be a part, to be assimilated by the city’s streets; gold paved or no, we give ourselves gladly to the grime. Indeed, perhaps we stay because of the inconvenience: the noise, the dirt and the life. Not only were we aware what a slog it would be at times, we asked for it, we wanted it. It is the daily slog taking place on our streets that is captured in this major new exhibition at the Museum of London. From 1860 to today, London’s flaneurs are fixed in film - a century and a half of seductive street life captured on camera…

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