We are delighted to share the news that several Shirley Baker photographs (including some unseen works) have been selected by Burberry be part of new major British photography exhibition called ‘HERE WE ARE’. This exhibition explores the British way of life and character, and will be on display at Burberry’s new show venue, Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell. ‘Here We Are’ will bring together the work of over 30 of the 20th century’s most celebrated social and documentary photographers. The exhibition starts on 18 September – 1 October 2017. It is curated by Christopher Bailey, President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry; Lucy Kumara Moore, writer, curator and Director of Claire de Rouen; and co-curated by Alasdair McLellan.
The exhibition will be displayed over three floors of Burberry’s new show venue, which will open to the public for the first time since its restoration. The exhibition will feature over 200 works and will be divided into themes which reflect different aspects of the British way of life. It will showcase important bodies of work by individual photographers as discrete, monographic presentations, alongside the thematic displays. Inspired by the spirit captured in British social portraiture, Burberry’s September collection for men and women will also be presented at Old Sessions House.
The 30 other photographers include Alasdair McLellan, Andy Sewell, Armet Francis, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Charlie Phillips, Chris Steele-Perkins, Colin Jones, Colin O’Brien, Dafydd Jones, Daniel Meadows, Homer Sykes, Ian Berry, Ian Macdonald, Ian Tyas, Jane Bown, Janette Beckman, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Jo Spence, Karen Knorr, Ken Russell, Mark Power, Martin Parr, Olivier Richon, Peter Marlow, Roger Mayne, Stuart Franklin, Tessa Traeger, Tom Wood and Tony Ray-Jones.
Old Sessions House, 18 September – 1 October 2017
Opening Times: 10am-9pm daily
Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green