At Foto8, 1 Honduras Street, London, EC1Y 0TH. www.foto8.com
We are pleased to announce an exhibition of photography by Mike Seaborne, comprising two of his long-term projects, Thames Estuary and Facades.
Seaborne’s Thames Estuary series explores the effects of neglect, dereliction and development on that large swathe of London which comprises the estuary and its hinterland. It shows us places we had never noticed and raises questions about the relationship between the city’s river and the people and wildlife that coexist along its edges.
Seaborne began the Facades series in 2004, photographing what he refers to as the ‘zone of transition’ in inner city London where the urban fabric reflects the constantly shifting population. In these images he has focused on the south and east of the city where run-down residential, commercial and industrial buildings, often built during the Victorian period or earlier, were relatively cheap to rent or to buy and therefore attractive to economic migrants and new businesses. These areas are now subject to the economic forces of regeneration and the buildings await their fate from either redevelopment or gentrification.
For more information about Mike Seaborne and his work, please visit: www.mikeseaborne.com.
[All images Copyright © Mike Seaborne.]