ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
@Willesden Gallery London
‘On the street where you live’ promotes street photography as an all-at-once urban research tool, a form of cultural communication, and as visual art. Unguarded urban moments and curious instances documented in two of the world’s most iconic cities – London and New York – sit alongside shots from India, Brazil and Morocco.
The uniqueness of the everyday and the complicated yet simple life are observed in a completely new way. The way we cross a street, sip a latte or act when we think nobody is watching – scenes we observe, but rarely stop and pay attention to. At its core, the exhibition captures how we all live with unique thoughts, worries, dreams and secrets - individual moments, frozen in time.
“Street photography is like jazz. There is always a common theme. But it is the unexpected and improvisation that makes the real magic.”
Lucia has chosen black and white photography as her medium, quoting Canadian photographer Ted Grant:
“When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. When you photograph in black and white, you photograph their soul.”