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Visitors to the Southbank next week can take in a unique and eclectic photography exhibition as The London Photo Show (www.londonphotoshow.org) returns for its sixth year.
Among the work on display at London’s Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf between 11 and 14 November will be a photo exhibition by a detective in the Metropolitan Police, who is sharing her unique view of the city.
Sue Windsor, 56 from Horley, Surrey, who has been with the Met for 14 years, has documented her ‘Life in London’ for this year’s show. Her exhibition is a collection of upbeat images, depicting the energy and diversity of life in the capital, which she feels is an antidote to the dark side of London she often sees in her day job.
In The Line Of Duty
Talking of the exhibition Sue said: “The theme of my submission for this exhibition is ‘Life in London’, which just seemed to hit the right note. My job means I have seen lots of the less pleasant side of London, taking photos has given me an opportunity to capture the many other aspects of our amazing city.”
Sue, who has always been a keen photographer has also included a moving tribute to one of her colleagues, who was killed in the line of duty.
She continued: “The most poignant photo for me is, ‘In the Line of Duty’. It’s taken at Sergeant Matt Ratana’s memorial bench at Windmill Road Custody Centre, Croydon. I spent the majority of my service working from there and he is greatly missed by everyone.”
Sue will be exhibiting her work alongside 60 other amateur and professional photographers including the son of 80-year-old murder victim Lea Adri-Soejoko, who is set to memorialise his ‘Life in London’ at this year’s show.
Sunnyhill Park
50-year-old IT Support Analyst and photography enthusiast, Mark Adri-Soejoko has curated his exhibition entitled ‘Life in London’, as a way of ‘saying goodbye’ to the city that evokes both nostalgia and painful memories of his family life.
After the loss of both of his parents, Mark has set up a new life in Shoreham by Sea with wife Frances and three stepsons. He has used photography as a means of dealing with the difficult emotions he has experienced, talking more on the theme behind the exhibition he explains:
 “During lockdown, I didn’t pick up my camera for almost a year, but my wife had been encouraging me to do something and seeing the opportunity for an exhibition was a trigger for me, especially with the decision to leave London…The pictures relate to memories of my life in London and dealing with the loss of my parents over the last eight years. My father to dementia and illness in 2013, my mother’s murder in 2017 and now my decision to leave London this year.”
The London Photo Show gives professional, semi-professional, independent and amateur photographers from all over the world the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public in a professional and high-profile location. 
Visitors to the show will enjoy unique and inspiring images from over 60 photographers from around the globe, with a wide-ranging mix of subject genres including portraiture, fine art, wildlife, architecture, fashion, nature, travel, sport, reportage, and landscape. 
For a full list of this year’s exhibitors visit: https://londonphotoshow.org/exhibitors-2021/
Founder and professional photographer, Andrew Mason, who established the photography exhibition in 2016 to shine a light on undiscovered talent, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be returning to the Southbank. The Bargehouse is a raw and atmospheric gallery space – the perfect place for photographers to show off their most dynamic, authentic and emotionally evoking images to friends, family, and other aficionados. I know the thrill and fulfilment that comes from seeing your own work exhibited in a public arena and don’t want this to be limited to just those at the top of the profession – it’s something that everyone should be able to experience.
“The London Photo Show is a totally unique, accessible event that brings together aspirational and committed photography devotees under one roof, giving them the opportunity to build their profile and get noticed, whilst offering visitors the chance to see some truly original artwork. We are passionate about ensuring that photography can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone – the show is built on an ethos of inclusivity and celebration, and we can’t wait to open our doors again next week.”
The exhibition is completely free for the public and passes by to attend, visit www.londonphotoshow.org for further information.
Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, SE1 between 11 and 14 November. Free admission but booking required: www.londonphotoshow.org

 

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