Urban PhotoFest 2016 and another exhibition opportunity

October 6, 2016


I have just hear that the screening of the UPF Open finalists’ images will take place on Thursday, 3 November at Tate Modern during the UrbanPhotoFest official launch. The images will be screened in the foyer to the Starr Auditorium prior to the Artists’ Talk with Sirkka-Liisa Kinttinen, and again after the talk during the UPF […]

Oxford work now complete

September 29, 2016


I have now completed the processing of image/text panels for the [( 6 )] go to Oxford Exhibition at the Riverside Gallery in Oxford Nova Scotia. By next week all the printing will be done and the prints will commence their journey across the Atlantic…all very exciting. PR has now started and Dewald (one of the [( […]

[( 6 )] Goes to Oxford

September 19, 2016


Back from Oxford now having completed the work on the idea I came up with a while ago see here. The mode of production has moved on somewhat since my first idea but the fundamental idea has remained constant. I have some more processing to do but the first image/text panels are off the production […]

Urban PhotoFest 2016

September 6, 2016


This image from my series Transformation  has been selected as one of the winners of the Urban Photofest 2016.   It will be screened at the  UrbanPhotoFest in early November. Fellow [( 6 )] photographer Tanya Ahmad was also named as one of the winners. Well done to her!!

Social Change in Tower Hamlets…100 Years since Charles Booth – Exhibition

September 5, 2016


After a fair amount of discussion with both Oxford House and New Policy Institute we have agreed to go ahead with the proposed exhibition. It will run at Oxford House from 10th November to 7th December 2016. We hope to organise a speaker event rather than a private view and are currently talking to prospective […]

[( 6 )] Oxford Re-union

August 1, 2016


I made a short visit (2 hours) to Oxford yesterday to visit George Street. My idea was to do a site recce to test out my idea for a project as per my previous post. I got there at 7.30 am and the streets were already busy! Tourists everywhere in Oxford. The light was also […]

Oxford House Exhibition Video Shoot

July 13, 2016


For the last two days I have been at Oxford House in Bethnal Green working with a group based there. The idea was to shoot some video footage of members of the group talking about their views on the social issues raised by Charles Booth’s survey – but in the modern context. The final version […]

Photofusion Crowdfunding Campaign – Simon Norfolk Hidden LondonWalking Tour

June 10, 2016


As part of the crowdfunding initiative aimed at keeping Photofusion going see here, I pledged some money. My reward was to take part in a Hidden London Walking Tour organised by Simon Norfolk. Yesterday was the appointed day for the walk and it was great fun and highly educational. Simon had fixed up for us to visit the […]

East End Transformations (after Marville) – Latest Edit

June 10, 2016


In the background I have been fitting in some more photography of East London and the transformation taking place through redevelopment. My tentative artists statement for this work is set out below: I now have 14 images that I have reasonably comfortable with although this is not a final edit. I have more work to do […]

[(6)] Oxford Reunion

May 20, 2016


In September the six photographers who collaborated to stage the [(6)] exhibition at Bank Street Arts in July/August 2014 will be getting together once again. The idea is to produce a collective body of work over a weekend on the nominal subject of Oxford (the city). The work will be shown in a gallery in […]

The Photo Booth…

May 11, 2016


I visited John Ryan the CEO of Oxford House in Bethnal Green on Monday with a view to discussing the idea of a ‘vox pop’ video for the prospective exhibition in November. Following our discussion I produced the following brief for the work which has a working title of ‘The Photo Booth…’. There are several […]

Oxford House – Prospective Exhibition

April 30, 2016


I have been in discussions with John Ryan, CEO of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, about a possible exhibition in November of this year. The aim will be to commemorate the centenary of Charles Booth’s death. OH was originally a University Settlement along the lines of Toynbee Hall and was founded in the late 1800s. OH […]

Toynbee Hall– portraits and the blog

March 24, 2016


I spent some time last month working with the team at Toynbee Hall. The plan was that we would jointly publish a blog which will be used to keep all stakeholders informed about the regeneration process at Toynbee Hall. I will be providing the photographs and writing the texts will be a joint effort. At the end the idea […]

New ‘Keith Greenough Photography’ Website

March 18, 2016


I have at long last brought all my recent work together into a single ‘gallery’ website. This will serve as a reference point for those interested in my photography. The site has gone live in ‘beta’ form…any comments on errors/omissions would be appreciated. Click on the picture below to access the site at http://www.keithgreenough.com.

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East End Transformations (After Marville)

February 14, 2016


State of play with my East End work is presented in the video below. I will not be working on this for a few weeks and so thought I would document where I stand. I am very attracted to the idea of using the same form of presentation as Marville – photographs mounted on blue […]

East End Transformations… updated

February 11, 2016


I processed the images in my previous post very quickly to get a feel for the way in which the pinhole images might look. Too quickly with hindsight and I have since explored the nature of the processing more thoroughly with reference to Charles Marville’s photographic prints of Paris. The first set of images were’t […]

After Marville…East End Transformations

February 10, 2016


I have now received back my first batch of pinhole photographs of redevelopment activity around Shoreditch/Spitalfields. The reference to ‘transformations’ in the title of this post has, at least, two meanings. In the first instance the subject matter itself is concerned with the physical transformation of the urban environment. On another level it also refers to […]

After Marville – Transformations

January 30, 2016


I have not been actively making images for my project looking at the gentrification of Spitalfields and Shoreditch in East London. BUT I have been thinking… The latest set of images I produced is here. They are straight colour images of the changes taking place. Following Marville’s lead (in his documentation of Haussmann’s tranformation of Paris) […]

LSE Talk

January 29, 2016


My artists talk at LSE seemed to go well yesterday. It was quite small gathering about 25 people. They had estimated around this number. All seemed to enjoy the event and I was able to sell ten catalogues left over from my Spitalfields exhibition. There was talk afterwards of further collaboration later in the year – this year […]


January 29, 2016


I spent Tuesday of this week taking in several exhibitions in London. Four of my favourite photographers – Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Saul Leiter and Joel Meyerowitz. Soth’s exhibition was a retrospective with work from each of his major series over the last 12 years. Seeing the series one after another in separate rooms […]

Lifting the Curtain on Show at London School of Economics

January 25, 2016


From today, Lifting the Curtain is on show in the form of a  looping video display in the foyer/entrance to the library at London School of Economics. Really pleased!!. Will see the installation when I go there on Thursday to deliver my lecture….slides and notes all done. Looking forward to Thursday…with some trepidation.

London School of Economics – Lecture on Lifting the Curtain

January 3, 2016


I have been asked to give a lecture on my ‘Lifting the Curtain’ work at the London School of Economics. My lecture will be an optional event for students taking the LSE100 Course–an interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students which is designed to broaden and deepen their engagement with social scientific analysis. In Lent Term they teach a 5 week module on […]

Arles 2013 -In retrospect

December 29, 2015


Back in July 2013 I visited Rencontre D’Arles. It was an excellent if exhausting experience. I documented the exhibitions I visited in two blog posts here and here. During my stay I made a series of photographs with Fomapan 400 120 black and white film, using two cameras – a plastic Holga and a much more sophisticated […]

Third visit and time for a pause…

December 18, 2015


I have now completed my third visit to the old buildings at Toynbee Hall. This is likely to be my last before work commences on the regeneration project. My plan now is to take stock of what I have and to come up with some ideas for presenting the work. The initial form of presentation […]

More work at Toynbee Hall

December 15, 2015


I have been hurrying to complete my initial set of images of Toynbee Hall before the developers take over at the site. My aim has been to create a series of photographs that demonstrates the need for regeneration and at the same time reveals something of the rich history of the place. Building work starts in the […]


Toynbee Hall Regeneration

November 24, 2015


Just started work on a new project, documenting the regeneration of Toynbee Hall. This will be interesting. A couple of images of my reconnoitre of the old halls yesterday…

Lifting the Curtain Exhibition – Final Thoughts

November 22, 2015


The dust has now settled on the Lifting the Curtain Exhibition and I thought it would be a good idea to record my reflections on the experience. In summary it was an exciting and very worthwhile experience. I had the opportunity to show my work in a lovely gallery that was also a place highly […]

New work – After Marville…

November 19, 2015


I have been out in the field working on images for After Marville…  I have been focusing on locations where new developments have recently been completed or where work is in progress or where planning applications have been made for new developments (and often the demolition of pre-existing properties. I have put the work into a […]

After Marville… but in what way?

November 9, 2015


As has often been the case when I start a new project I begin in one place and then move on. My starting point for looking at the redevelopment of East London was to a fair degree focussed on how the means of presentation could add layers of meaning to the photographs I produce. Specifically, […]

After Marville… in colour

November 5, 2015


John Umney raised concerns in his comments on my previous post that the archaic form of processing invited the viewer to look back on the past with nostalgia and to consider the new as necessarily bad (paraphrasing here so forgive me John if I got this wrong). Subconsciously this issue must have been bothering me […]

After Marville…

November 5, 2015


I have decided to rename my project, which is exploring redevelopment/gentrification in the East London districts of Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Whitechapel, After Marville… The previous name Blueprint presumed the use of cyanotype as the means of printing the work. At this stage it seems much more appropriate to leave things open. My tentative version one artist’s […]

Lifting the Curtain – OCA Study Visit

November 5, 2015


I had the opportunity to present ‘Lifting the Curtain’ to a Study Group of OCA students on the final Saturday of the exhibition. Great experience. Here is group leader Rob’s report on WeareOCA: The East London Photography Festival, Photomonth is still going on. Lots more to see.

The form of a city changes more quickly, alas! than the human heart.

November 1, 2015


I have been researching influences for my project about the redevelopment of East London. In doing so I came across the French 19th century photographer Charles Marville. Marville documented the transformation of the centre of Paris under Haussmann. The first major urban renewal project in Paris started in the1850s. Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III, the nephew of […]

High rise encroachment of City of London on East London

October 28, 2015


In my last post I presented a few photographs taken around the Bishopsgate/Spitalfields area of East London. They showed how high rise development linked to the City of London is moving North and East. The development is both private housing (expensive apartments) and office space. There is a evidence that this trend is continuing. Toynbee […]

Blueprint – First Steps out into the field again

October 27, 2015


Blueprint is my codename for a new project which looks at the redevelopment of East London. For now I have decided to focus on the area around Spitalfields/Whitechapel. These districts border onto the City which in encroaching more and more into the space that was once East London. Talking to many locals who visited the […]

Lifting the Curtain Media Coverage

October 21, 2015


This post is really an aide-memoire so that I can recall what happened in terms of media coverage for Lifting the Curtain. The starting point of public presentation of my work was when some of the work was published in Hashtagphotography magazine issue 10: This was followed by the four image texts being shown at the […]

Photofusion Salon15

October 21, 2015


My portrait of Gill Golding from the series Landscape Portraits has been selected for the Photofusion Salon15. It is really great that I am able to show some work from this series. It would be even better if showing this single portrait at Photofusion leads to more opportunities to show the work. I would still like to […]

New Work…at last

October 7, 2015


I have been very busy with my upcoming exhibition of Lifting the Curtain at Town House Spitalfields. Opening is next week and I am getting nervous. I think I will be fine once I have installed the work. Everything is ready to go. The framed prints and catalogue looks great. Apart from the opening night […]

OCA Study Visit and BJP Ad

August 18, 2015


I am very pleased that the OCA is organising a Study Visit to Photomonth East London Photography Festival on 24th October.  The visit will take in my exhibition and two others which form part of the festival.  The provisional plan is to visit the following venues: Lifting the Curtain at Town House Spitalfields, see Lifting the Curtain […]

Lifting the Curtain…. Exhibition Photographs and Texts, printed, framed, labelled and packed

August 1, 2015


The photographs and texts for the Lifting the Curtain exhibition have now all been printed and framed and are ready to be shipped to Spitalfields for installation. 28 framed images/texts in total.  I needed to get this done as from the third week of August I am away a lot on holiday… Each framed image […]

Blueprint or Capitalist Enclave

July 31, 2015


“London Docklands proved to be a highly controversial example of urban regeneration, polarising opinion between those who pointed to a blueprint for successful free market inner city regeneration…and those who viewed it as the architectural embodiment of Thatcherism including fortified capitalist enclaves.”    Andrew Tallon (2013) Urban Regeneration in the UK (New York: Routledge) This […]

The Results are in…

July 29, 2015


I have been very busy on a course at Central St Martins – alternative processing. So busy that I missed the fact that the results for YOP are in. My mark was 72% which combined with the 80% for Advanced gives me a First Class Honours Degree. Truth is that I was secretly hoping for […]

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Lifting the Curtain Exhibition – Catalogue, Posters and Business Cards

July 14, 2015


I have been turning my mind to the production of supporting materials for the exhibition. The catalogue production is going well. I reviewed a draft printed version yesterday and was very pleased with the quality of reproduction. I am on course to be able to produce 100 copies which will be a limited signed edition. […]

New Work – Out of the Shadows

July 12, 2015


I have been developing an idea for new work which follows on from ‘Lifting the Curtain’. The project is code-named ‘Out of the Shadows’. The idea is to continue to explore how East London is changing through demographic shifts, its relationship with the rest of London and recent redevelopment (in term of both the physical infrastructure and its […]

Book Sales and Exhibition Catalogue

July 3, 2015


Sales of the book for Lifting the Curtain have been going very well. I have sold 35 out of the limited edition of 40 signed copies. As a result I will only have a few copies for sale at the exhibition.  In view of this I have decided to produce a relatively high quality catalogue for the […]

Lifting the Curtain Website

June 19, 2015


I have had a bit of a break from photography following submission of work for assessment but I am now busy planning for my exhibition in October. I have organised the printing and framing of the images/texts, drafted the form of an exhibition catalogue and have now established a ‘Lifting the Curtain’ website. The intention […]

What next…

May 15, 2015


The dust has settled and the assessment submission is now in Barnsley. I have plenty to do over the next few months in preparing for my exhibition. It promises to keep me busy! But I have been turning my mind to what I might do next and in particular what I might focus on if […]

End of an Era…

May 13, 2015


After what seems like a very long, enjoyable and highly instructive time, I have reached the final hurdle. Tomorrow I deliver my final assessment submission for the Photography 3: Your Own Portfolio course to the Open College of Arts in Barnsley. Here is the A1 Plax folder standing by my front door waiting to be delivered… For those interested in […]

Memory Exhibition Installation

May 4, 2015


John Umney, Penny Watson, myself and Artspace curator Tom Cox completed the installation of the Memory Exhibition at the Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital on Saturday. The hospital is new and the gallery space is large and well set up with integrated hanging system….this made life a lot easier. John Umney took on the role of […]

Lifting the Curtain Book – Limited Edition nearly sold out…

May 1, 2015


30 out of the limited edition of 40 signed and numbered copies of my ‘Lifting the Curtain’ book are now sold.  £25 with all the money going to East London charity Toynbee Hall. They are going fast so if you want a copy email me on keith.greenough@btinternet.com You can preview the book here https://photo-graph.org/umbra-summus/ The work […]