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24:2013 Exhibition - Berkeley Square

Exhibition preview

PHOTOGRAPHY collective 24photography is holding its 10th annual outdoor exhibition, 24:2013, in London’s Berkeley Square – from February 28 until March 23, 2013.

This year’s show is guest-curated by renowned Magnum photographer Peter Marlow.

24photography is a collective of 24 photographers documenting the first 24 hours of each New Year for 24 years, creating a social commentary that will last for generations.

Featuring a number of critically acclaimed photographers from across the globe, each individual is tasked with capturing a single moment within their allotted hour, creating a unique collection of images linked only by time.

The original 24 photographers met in 2004 while studying on a postgraduate photography course at Central St Martin’s in London. Although their various careers have led them down different paths they reunite to continue towards their goal.

Six prints from the project will be auctioned off in aid of Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family. They will go under the hammer on the night of the private view (February 28) at a special event at Mortons Club, just a stones throw away from the exhibition in Berkeley Square.

Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, said:

“The exhibition is going from strength to strength and now in our tenth year we’ve really developed an identity and feel that we’re an established part of London’s art calendar. New Year’s Day is an exciting time of the year, and we hope that 24 captures some of that excitement, but also gives a little glimpse into the rest of the day after the celebrations and parties. The exhibition in Berkeley Square allows us to share that with everyone.”

And Peter Marlow, Magnum photographer and curator of 24:2013, said:

“I was delighted to be asked to curate the collection of images from the tenth year of 24. It has always been my feeling that the best pictures happen close to home when photographers make image-making an integral part of their lives. Seeing the collection really reinforces that, and as a whole gives a unique and personal way for all of us to see our own worlds.”

Previous exhibitions have proved extremely successful with the group displaying their work in unusual but accessible locations – the fountains of Trafalgar Square, the SS Robin in Docklands, AOP, Greenwich Park, Golden Square and Soho Square to name just a few.

Admission: Free.

Times: Daily from 9am to 5pm.