09 August 2009

Photographers Gallery Move

I had to find out the hard way that The Photographer's Gallery has moved quarters from the teeny space they had at Piccadilly Circus to a huge NY looking block behind what-used-to-be Borders at Oxford Circus. I had to take the long humid tube trip to their old branch to find out they had moved, but it was well worth visiting at the end. The new space is far bigger with a glorious shop and cafe on the 2nd floor. Call me crazy but I went to the Gallery to check out the much fussed about When You're a Boy Exhibition: Men's Fashion Styled By Simon Foxton but found myself more intrigued by 1- the cool cameras you can buy at the shop 2- Andre Kertesz's collection of photographs titled Reading.

Being a big reader and obsessed notebook collector myself I could relate to the excitement the photographs contained of people cracking books, reading the first lines on the pages and getting lost into the world. Over the course of his career Hungarian born Kertesz captured readers from different locations in the act of reading. I wasn't able to take photos of the exhibit but I will def post about it soon. Until then I reveal to you the new gallery space, and the work of Simon Foxton.

Section of the gallery painted unto the wall
Bookshop for fascinated photographers

Simon's sketchbooks


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