L A Noble Gallery in collaboration with Art Bermondsey presents an exhibition of works by 23 competition finalists that capture the current age of austerity & decadence in all its forms.
These dynamic, exquisite, challenging & creative images reflect the diversity of photography many of its forms.
Inspired by the parallel social & aesthetic longevity of the Art Deco period - this exhibition reflects both the culturally significant style celebrating beauty for beauty's sake - the boom of the roaring 1920's & the bust of the Depression-ridden 1930's. It was an age of unbelievable wealth, glamour, freedom & decadence where not only artistic but also individual expression broke new ground. The spirit of the lifestyle that this ethos encapsulated, serves as an escape from the current economic climate, just as it did in the 1930s during The Great Depression. As a time of great social upheaval with millions living in poverty &/or faced persecution on social, political, religious & ethnic grounds the 1930s gave way to austerity. Drawing upon the many parallels between this period & today this exhibition seeks to explore the lessons we have or have not learned from this time - through the ultimate democratic medium -photography.