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Peckham photographic portraits exhibited in Bermondsey Square

Photographic portraits of Peckham residents taken in the aftermath of last summer's riots have gone on display in Bermondsey Square.

Peckham photographic portraits exhibited in Bermondsey Square
The exhibition, pictured here at More London Riverside, has now relocated to Bermondsey Square
Peckham photographic portraits exhibited in Bermondsey Square

In late August 2011 the Inside Out London photographed dozens of local residents and captured their personal messages and statements as part of a participatory project to bring the community together after the riots earlier in the same month.

Over Christmas and the New Year more than 50 of the portraits were exhibited in an open-air display at More London Riverside next to City Hall.

Now the exhibition has moved to Bermondsey Square where it will remain until the end of February.

Inside Out is an international project led by artist JR, winner of the 2011 TED Prize, a $100,000 award for projects to tackle poverty, religious intolerance and child obesity and improve global health, education and inspirational art.

"We are very pleased to be hosting this installation," says Chris Brown, chief executive of Igloo, the developers behind Bermondsey Square.

"The images demonstrate the creative abilities of the people of Southwark through their use of photography. More London and Southwark Council's commitment to showing the work of local and international artists, through projects such as this provides a wonderful opportunity for the London community. We are delighted to be working partnership with them."

The 14 outdoor exhibition stands have been paid for using section 106 funds provided by the More London Estate. They will be used for a series of open-air exhibitions around Southwark during the next three years.

"Not only does this exhibition give the borough yet another first class art work for the public to enjoy and contemplate, but it gives local and other artists a chance to display their work to a potentially huge outdoor audience," says Cllr Veronica Ward, Southwark's cabinet member for culture, leisure, sport and the 2012 Olympics.

"I'm pleased that we're able to work with More London and Bermondsey Square on this project and am excited by what the programme will offer over the next three years."

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