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An exhibition of unusual street photography produced by globe-trotting New York entrepreneur Victor Politis.

The 100+ photographs from 11 countries were all taken while he jetted between business meetings around the world.

What distinguishes this collection of photographs from the broader field of travel and street photography are the circumstances in which the photographer travels. Victor takes about 50 per cent of his photos from a moving car going from meeting-to-meeting with associates, bankers and contractors. He Victor carries a digital SLR camera with at least two telephoto lenses, ranging between 16mm to 400mm, and a point-and-shoot camera which he keeps in his briefcase. With simultaneous projects in upwards of five countries at one time, the results of this fast-moving method are candid images that capture the global rhythm of life â fleeting crossroads of people, structures and social interaction both at street level and globally.

Victor, an award-winning photographer, reveals the similarities in our world with fascinating parallels of mood and form, where life and people intersect. Photographs focus on subtle incidents and moving, comic or bizarre human parallels. They Examples include quirky images that correspond with scenes and portraits from other world cities. Examples are elderly women debating the merits of a lettuce in Anatolian Turkey; an argument between three Moscow street performers dressed as Stalin, Lenin and Putin; and a photograph of a Park Avenue socialite that mirrors the languid pose of a holy man in Old Delhi.

"I take photos in order to give my travels meaning and I usually photograph people. They teach me more about a place than a museum or landmark ever could," he says. "As often as I can I return to places where I took photos of people on previous trips, to give them prints. Reactions from people I have photographed have been so enthusiastic that this has become my motivation."


London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB
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Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


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