Bill Brandt. Liverpool Street Station Underground shelter, November 1940
On display in London Nights.
London Nights explores in three sections how photographers have worked in London at night: London Illuminated, Dark Matters and Switch On Switch Off. Watch curator Anna Sparham explain the exhibition in our video.
London Illuminated shows works that capture the aesthetic of the city at night through limited light. Photographers such as Paul Martin, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Thierry Cohen feature here.
The second section, Dark Matters, explores the darker side of the capital at night, the mysterious and often gritty side of the night. It displays images from of the Second World War to the present day, looking at isolation, crime and homelessness. Photographers include Rut Blees Luxemburg, Bill Brandt, and Lewis Bush.
Swith On Switch Off looks at Londoners’ night-time relationship with rest, work and play, from the 1920’s to the present day, from portraiture to conceptual works. It features the likes of Nick Turpin, Tish Murtha, Mitra Tabrizian, Bert Hardy, Wolf Suschitzky and David Moore.