Work, Rest and Play is the first touring exhibition in China devoted to British photography and it features some of the most significant photographers of the time, including Shirley Baker, Cecil Beaton, Terence Donovan, John Hinde, Tony Ray Jones, Martin Parr, Tim Walker, Tom Wood and Catherine Yass. It explores the diversity of fifty years of British Photography, revealing the quirks of a national character and the traditions which fed into its everyday life.
The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with The Pin Projects and has been produced with the support of the British Council as part of the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange.
Installation photograph from Work Rest Play at the OCT-Loft, Shenzhen
(The World in London is being exhibited as a slideshow on the above screen)
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Courtesy of The Photographers' Gallery, London
The World in London is a major public art project initiated by The Photographers’ Gallery in 2012 to coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project presents 204 portraits of people living in London, taken between 2009 – 2012 by British and international photographers. Each portrait shows a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Games, accompanied by individual stories. It is a celebration of photographic portraiture as an artistic form of expression as well as the city’s rich cultural diversity. Click here for further information.