The World In London, 2012

High Street shop front with photographs

The World In London, Oxford Street, project installation shot, click image for more. Copyright Kate Elliott, The Photographers' Gallery

High Street shop front with photographs

The World In London, Oxford Street, project installation shot. Copyright Kate Elliott, The Photographers' Gallery

Park with trees and hoarding with mounted photographs

The World in London, Victoria Park, project installation shot. Copyright Kate Elliott, The Photographers' Gallery

Woman in garden with black cat

Corina Armel, Picture taken by Dot (Siamese cross, cat) via infra red trigger

Info

In 2011 I was invited by The Photographers' Gallery to take part in The World in London project.  204 photographers to create portraits of people living in London who are originally from one of the 204 competing countries in the Games.  I met Mauritius born Carina Armel through the project.  Her portrait was taken in a back garden and used the 'trigger' equipment to enable 'Dot', a black Siamese-cross cat, to take the portrait, setting off the shutter as she moved through its beam.  

Exhibitions featuring this work:

The World in London

The Photographers' Gallery, off-site project

Victoria Park 

Oxford Street 

Gulbenkian Foundation 

Summer 2012

 

The Photographers' Gallery:

'London boasts one of the most diverse populations in the world. The World in London presents portraits of Londoners by British and international photographers taken from 2009 – 2012. Each portrait shows a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Games, accompanied by individual stories.

The World in London is a celebration of Londoners and demonstrates photography’s ability to capture the human form in interesting and distinct ways. The project is organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and forms part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad.'

See the project website for all participating photographers and sitters, plus information on venues and recorded stories from all sitters - www.theworldinlondon.org.uk

ts Council England