Troubled Waters

By visitor services on 25 Feb 2011

As mentioned in our last “Your 2012 ” update one of the challenges facing the Olympic organisers has been dealing with the invasive pond weed common to the waterways around the Olympic site. This photo, taken last autumn near the Olympics stadium, shows you just how bad the problem had become in many parts of the canals interlocking the site. When we visited the same site last week a massive transformation had taken place… A big clearing operation has taken place and we could not see a single sign of any pond weed. Such a task must have been very […]

'Street photography' as seen through the camera of The Big Issue vendors in London

By john joyce on 24 Jan 2011

As part of our London Street Photography exhibition opening in February we are working with The Big Issue on a project to capture London streets from a different perspective. As a magazine and movement that was born and lives on the streets, The Big Issue has a unique take on life in the capital. With this in mind, a number of vendors around London have volunteered to take pictures over a two week period representing their view of London’s streets according to the ‘street photography’ criteria of un-posed, spontaneous moments that can sometimes provide a brief encounter or momentary juxtaposition. Vendors will also keep a diary […]