It is the first iN-PUBLiC hosted online exhibition. This exhibition brings together photographers who have worked extensively within London’s renowned financial district, colloquially known as the Square Mile. With an Introduction by Francis Hodgson, the exhibition has been divided into two sections. The first section ‘Before’, shows the City in it’s full busy glory, a thriving centre of banking, investment and insurance. The second section ‘After’, illustrates the dramatic change that the City has undergone due to the Covid19 viral outbreak in 2020.
Photo by Andy Hall
Andy Hall is based in London and has been a freelance photographer since 1989. Specializing in photo essays from home and abroad, his work has taken him on a wide range of commissioned news, portrait, landscape and social documentary features for numerous publications around the world including The Guardian, The Observer, Newsweek and the New York Times Magazine. Andy is also an established street photographer with a growing reputation.
Ten years ago, in 2008, the collapse of the banks precipitated the worst financial crash in almost a century. The heart of the world’s banking industry, along with Wall st, is the historical heart of the City of London known as the Square Mile. Where modern finance was born; this small area has always been the most dynamic of places – a place of boom and bust: of constant re-invention; and right now undergoing a huge construction boom, despite the next threat looming around the corner – Brexit.
iN-PUBLiC, “The home of Street Photography” was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers. “Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities. We are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to the group because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment.” iN-PUBLiC was relaunched in 2020 with a renewed commitment to present the best photography from the public realm that faithfully records everyday life without staging or manipulation.
In that tradition iN-Public is launching an experimental format for online curated exhibitions, the first of which is THE SQUARE MILE curated by iN-PUBLiC founder Nick Turpin.
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