Here we Are

Here we Are

Burberry are hosting aN  exhibition of social and documentary photographers of the 20th century

British luxury brand Burberry are paying homage to over thirty social and documentary photographers who contributed to 20th Century photography and highlighted the era’s tribes, clans and classes. Situated in Burberry’s new show space in Clerkenwell, the exhibition has been co-curated by president and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, Lucy Kamara Moore, director of Claire de Rouen Books and British portrait photographer Alasdair McLellan.

Titled Here We Are, the work will be split into themes and displayed over three floors, each reflecting the different aspects of the British way of life, and will also incorporate a celebration of McLellan’s portraiture with over 70 specialist photographs on display – the largest number of his works shown to date. Other exhibitionists will include Manchester street photographer Shirley Baker and film director and photographer Ken Russell whose work has appeared in Illustrated Magazine and Picture Post.

"IT’S THE SPIRIT OF THOSE PHOTOGRAPHS – SOMETIMES IRONIC, SOMETIMES TENDER, ALWAYS TRUTHFUL – THAT HAS GUIDED OUR SEPTEMBER COLLECTION. TOGETHER THEY WILL FORM AN EXHIBITION IN OUR NEW SHOW SPACE, CELEBRATING A VERY BRITISH WAY OF LIFE AND WAY OF DRESSING,” SAYS CHRISTOPHER BAILEY.

18th September - 1st October, Old Sessions House, London.

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  • Words: Rebecca Parker