The Urban Condition

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Photography and Urban Cultures

10 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017

What constitutes urban place and space? Conceptions about urban land are determined in some measure by cultural backgrounds, and the paths we make and take through the world. As urban photographers the built environment exists at the core of what we do; we inhabit, research and explore disparate spaces that are connected by the overarching concept of urbanity. We assemble interpretations and make connections, developing photographic projects that map the urban landscape, interrogating what that term means whilst utilising a visual ability to connect experiences and preconceptions through material representations. Exhibitors explore the different spaces that constitute urban place; spaces specific in the way they serve communities, public spaces incidental and yet vital to everyday lives, and areas located in distant landscapes that are often overlooked in discussions about the urban.

The spaces and places that constitute the urban landscape are both concrete and social, embodied by human practices, through which identities are formed and fused to the built environment. This exhibition surveys how different human needs and desires are served by the urban landscape, exploring how we divide up and classify spaces, using these systems of categorisation to relate to the unknown in the same terms.


About the Artists:

This group of photographers have backgrounds ranging from fine art and commercial photography, to photojournalism and architecture; their work addresses a wide variety of issues. The group span diverse cultural backgrounds and share a common connection with South East London. Their personal cultural and geographical histories mean they are uniquely located within a modern landscape, producing bodies of work that explore, question and celebrate what can be united under the label of the urban.


Private View / Opening: Monday 13 November 2017 | 18:00 to 20:00

9 - 15 November 2017 | 12:00 - 18:00

Bertha Wang
Flora Medeiros
Jessie Martin
Jorge Marum
Leigh Harrison
Lorena Sanchez Pereira
Michael Taylor
Rachel Winstanley
Tim Strange
Victor Frankowski
Yufan Lu

Jessie Martin and Minho Kim
Venue Lewisham Art House
140 Lewisham Way London, SE14 6PD
Nearest Tube
New Cross Overground
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The Urban Condition

Jessie Martin © 2017