5th June ’14 – LFA and Anise Gallery, London

On Thursday 5th June, we’re very pleased to be returning to the Anise Gallery, London as part of the London Festival of Architecture celebrations. They will be hosting an group show of photographers looking at SE1, London.

“In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, Anise Gallery will be exhibiting works from a select group of leading architectural and documentary photographers. The focus of the exhibition will be the unique and varied landscape of SE1, in particular the multitude of diverse buildings that can be found in this incredible pocket of South East London.”

Thursday June 5th, 7pm (doors at 6:30pm). Free Entry at Anise Gallery.

To coincide we’ll be putting on a series of short talks by the featured photographers, each discussing their “favourite place to photograph”. The photographers speaking include…

Fergus Heron


Fergus Heron is an artist and a Senior Lecturer in Photography in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton. His work explores connections between landscape and architecture, working primarily in South East England from the coasts to the edges of Greater London. His aim is to make pictures that intensify contemplation of commonplaces where the cultural and natural combine with the modern and traditional. 

Fergus studied at the Royal College of Art and the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham. Since 2000, his photography has been exhibited internationally in group shows at the Museum for Contemporary Art (Roskilde, Denmark) K3 (Zurich, Switzerland) Pump House Gallery (London), Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (Exeter), Royal West of England Academy (Bristol), and was included in the first major exhibition of Photography at Tate Britain, How We Are: Photographing Britain.  More recent exhibitions featuring his work have included a two person show with Sachiyo Nishimura, Infrastructures at Anise Gallery (London), and group shows at George and Jorgen Gallery (London), Pitzhanger Manor Gallery (London), and Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery.


Brian David Stevens


Brian David Stevens (b.1970) is a photographer living in London, his work has been published and shown worldwide.

He is a member of the US based Hamburger Eyes collective and is currently still not writing a book.


Marc Vallée


Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work focuses on the London graffiti scene, anti-skateboarding architecture, youth culture and political dissent. Marc’s work has been published and exhibited worldwide.  Marc’s self-published photography zines are stocked by Foyles, Claire de Rouen Books, The Photographers’ Gallery and The Whitechapel Gallery.  Marc has a independent approach to publishing, rooted in the DIY punk zine culture. 


Grant Smith

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Grant Smith is an Australian born photographer who has worked and lived in London since 1986. Originally he worked as a staff photographer on a civil engineering magazine, and for the past 20 years as a freelance photographer for magazines, corporate clients, architects and developers.

He has documented major construction projects across the world, including the Pont de Normandie, second Severn Crossing, Storebaelt crossing in Denmark, the construction of the Millennium Dome (now the O2), the Gherkin and Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

His work is used editorially in magazines, periodicals and journals, It is often featured in architectural monographs and books devoted to London’s architecture.

In 2010 he became involved with the organisation ‘I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist’, campaigning for photographers’ rights in public places. He met with senior police officers in the City of London Police and the Home Office to produce guidelines for the security industry and photographers. Concerned about the private regulation of public space and passionate about equal access to the public realm, he continues to be a key contributor to this debate.

He has won numerous awards including International Building Press, Texaco Industrial Journalism and the Australian Professional Photography Award. He is a regular judge for Architects’ Eye, a photographic competition for architects, and the annual Open City photographic competition.

Smith lectures on photography at City Literary Institute, and runs photography tours in London for Open City.

His work is held in the National Portrait Gallery, London, the RIBA Photographic Collection and the National Portrait Library in Vienna.

In April – July 2013, Grant cycled across the USA, Ireland and the UK, from Portland Oregon to Portland Place, London, researching cycling infrastructure en route to draw comparisons with the UK.


Shira Gutgold

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Shira’s recent work focuses on the relationship between people and the environments they create. She examines the semiotics of urban spaces, and looks at attempts to balance culture and nature, aesthetics and utility, security and freedom, privacy and community.

“The way we see things is defined by the categories we assign them to. In my photographs I try to propose alternative viewing options for familiar locations and objects. The distilled, empty views create a distance from these locations or objects that allows us the reexamine the way we see them, the way we think about them and the categories they fall under.”

Shira’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Liverpool and Israel and published in the WPGA photo collection book Beauty Around Us, and in the Israeli photography magazine Contact.


Alexander Christie

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Alexander Christie is a photographic artist whose work is concerned with the disappearing and changing landscapes of London, and the shifting social structure of the city 

A native to London, his work comes from personal concerns about the displacement of people within regeneration and development.

Christie is currently studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Arts, where he was awarded the Burberry Designed Scholarship 2013-2015.


Andy Matthews


Andy is an Architect and Architectural photographer for whom recording the process of architecture and construction as well as the final work are equally important. He has a unique perspective on the built environment through the mixing of both careers of architecture and photography. 

He combines personal work with commissions for architects, engineers and designers. He is currently working on a project documenting and recording Peckham. 

Andy also loved taking pictures of Scaffolding. 


Thursday June 5th, 7pm (doors at 6:30pm). Free Entry at Anise Gallery.

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