OVERVIEWFEB 28 to MAR 2324photographyGroup Exhibition
- Group Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursFEB 28 to MAR 23, 2013
Open Daily 9 – 5 pm Free Admission
Berkeley Square, Mayfair
InformationWe're excited to announce that this year's show is guest-curated by renowned Magnum photographer Peter Marlow, and that we're extending our partnership with Morton's private members' club, when we'll be turning their recently opened Club 2&8 into Club 24 for a brief spell.
Ten years through an ambitious photographic project that will not be complete until the next decade and we're still going strong creating a social commentary that will last for generations. The exhibition features a number of critically acclaimed artists from across the globe and the group draws on a wide variety of experience and talent.
The idea is simple: 24 photographers, documenting the first 24 hours of every New Year for 24 years. Each individual is tasked with capturing a single moment within their allotted hour, creating a unique collection of images linked only by time.
The original 24 photographers met while studying on a postgraduate photography course at Central Saint Martin’s in London. Although their various careers have all led them down different paths they reunite to continue towards their goal.
Six prints from the project will be auctioned off in aid of Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family. They will go under the hammer on the night of the private view at a special event at Morton's Club, just a stone's throw away from the exhibition in Berkeley Square.
Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, said: “The exhibition is going from strength to strength and now in our tenth year we've really developed an identity and feel that we're an established part of London's art calendar. New Year's Day is an exciting time of the year, and we hope that 24 captures some of that excitement, but also gives a little glimpse into the rest of the day after the celebrations and parties. The exhibition in Berkeley Square allows us to share that with everyone.”
Peter Marlow, Magnum photographer and curator of 24:2013, said: “I was delighted to be asked to curate the collection of images from the tenth year of 24. It has always been my feeling that the best pictures happen close to home when photographers make image-making an integral part of their lives. Seeing the collection really reinforces that, and as a whole gives a unique and personal way for all of us to see our own worlds.”
Previous exhibitions have proved extremely successful with the group displaying their work in unusual but accessible locations (the fountains of Trafalgar Square, the SS Robin in Docklands, AOP, Greenwich Park, Golden Square and Soho Square to name just a few). And this year’s venue Berkeley Square – in the heart of London’s Mayfair – promises to be the best yet.
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