Belly laughs from a couple in the audience at the Collins Music Hall in Islington, north London. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images)
Londoners Through a Lens
Opens on Friday 14th August at the Getty Images Gallery
Londoners Through a Lens takes another look at the capital, but this time with the emphasis on its inhabitants, from the famous figures to the everyday people.
The exhibition features a wide-ranging and multifaceted selection of photos from the past century, including a selection of rare images. All of the images in the collection were chosen from the Getty Images Hulton Archive and range from 1900-1990. These stirring shots capture the spirit, personality and ever-evolving style of London’s residents over the course of 90 years.
London has produced its fair share of heroes and villains, many of which are included in the exhibition. But the exhibition is not a celebrity identity parade; it also captures the anonymous Londoners, the people that haven’t appeared in the spotlight, but have helped shaped the metropolis of today.
“Londoners Through a Lens takes a look at what makes London so special – namely, its people,” says Cath Phillips, Editor of the Time Out Guides book “Artists and actors, comedians and call-girls, musicians and murderers, playwrights and politicians, scientists and sporting stars - the celebrated and the hated all appear, but there are also plenty of anonymous faces, everyday Londoners going about their everyday business, working, playing and bringing London to life.”