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05.08.2009

 

Getty Images Gallery : ‘London Through a Lens’ focuses on the people of London - from film stars to florists

“Londoners Through a Lens“ follows as a sequel to the successful exhibition “London Through a Lens“, which focused on the city. This collection now zooms in on the city’s inhabitants – from film stars to florists. The opening will take place on 14 August, at the Getty Images Gallery in London.

A wide-ranging and multifaceted selection of photos from the past century will be on show, including a selection of rare images. “London Through a Lens is a perfect tribute to the people of London,” says Getty Images Gallery Director, Louise Garczewska. “The spirit, energy and excitement of our capital is embodied in every one of its charming inhabitants, from Michael Caine to Thomas Sparrow, the bird taxidermist from Eltham. These images really portray what it means to be a Londoner.”

All of the images stem from the Getty Images Hulton Archive and span between 1900-1990. 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. An image of the Sex Pistols outside Buckingham Palace appears alongside an image of school children queuing outside a children’s only cinema. A rat catcher with two ferrets and his faithful Jack Russell appears alongside the swinging sixties fashion designer Mary Quant.

“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.”

Time Out Guides will once again be publishing a ‘Londoners Through a Lens’ book to accompany the exhibition, which will go on sale on 3 September 2009.


“Londoners Through a Lens”

Opens 14 August 2009

Getty Images Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street
London W1W 8DX
www.gettyimagesgallery.com


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GETTY IMAGES GALLERY "Londoners Through a Lens"

GETTY IMAGES GALLERY 'Londoners Through a Lens'

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