The opening for the Social Change in Tower Hamlets…100 Years since Charles Booth went very well. I was very pleased with how the final installation looked.
On the night we had a guest speaker Tom Harper who is an art historian and map curator at the British Library. He gave a brief chat situating Booth’s poverty maps in the broader context of mapping history. John Ryan, the CEO of OH, gave a brief outline of Oxford House’s history and how its work was closely allied to Booth’s concerns with poverty. Karen Barker of the New Policy Institute gave an overview of the social and economic changes that have taken place over the last 100 years. And finally I gave a short artist’s talk about my two photographic series Lifting the Curtain and PhotoBooth.
To cap off a busy week I heard today that one of my photographs from the ‘Transformation’ series has been selected for the Photofusion Salon 16. Fortunately I have been trying out framing alternatives and had a frame on hand to complete the print to send off for the exhibition. This was very useful as things are a little hectic at the moment!!