Streetopolis is an exhibition of contemporary fine art, urban and documentary photographers responding to the theme of ‘streets of the world’. The photographers are part of the Association of Urban Photographers, an international collective focusing on the nature of urban and city spaces. The artists are all urbanists whose work focuses on aspects of urban life, including landscape, architecture, portraiture, objects and the street.
The aim of this exhibition is to expand on notions of what constitutes contemporary street photography and to offer an alternative range of practices that link street cultures back to the wider context of urban life. In doing so, the artists’ practices suggest an alternative set of visual imaginations from those associated with traditional documentary narratives, from personal perspectives of streets that have meaning to them within the context of the cities they inhabit or have visited.
Exhibition artists include Goldsmiths, University of London graduates and staff.
Location : The exhibition takes place at W83 Gallery, 150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024. USA
Dates : September, 10 – October, 8, 2015
Time : Monday to Sunday, 8 am – 9 pm (opening night, September, 10, 6 – 9pm, all welcome).
The exhibition will be also tour at the following locations :
Barcelona, Spain at the Folio Club, Roc Boronat, 37 Barcelona 08005, Spain,
Dates : September, 29 – October, 13, 2015
London, UK at the 71a Gallery, 71a Leonard St, London, EC2A 4QS, UK,
Dates : October, 26 – 31, 2015.
The London show is part of Urban Photo Fest, which takes place in London, October, 23 – 27, 2015.
The exhibition is selected and curated by the Association of Urban Photographers steering group, Yanina Shevchenko, Rebecca Locke, Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo,
Paul Halliday and David Kendall. In partnership with the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, Urban Photo Fest and Openvizor.
Exhibition events include Street Photography: Approaches, Practices and Methods,
artists’ talk on September, 11 (7 – 9pm) and photo walk on September, 12 (10am – 2pm). Please note that places will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served
basis. Further information and reservations: http://www.150w83.com/calendar-of-events/
Association of Urban Photographers: www.urbanphotographers.org
W83 Gallery: www.150w83.com
The Folio Club: www.thefolioclub.com
71a Gallery: www.71alondon.com