Christopher Bailey Announces Burberry September Show Venue and Exhibition

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Christopher Bailey announced Burberry‘s September show venue which will host major photography exhibition exploring the British way of life and character. Entitled Here We Are, the exhibition will bring together the work of over 30 of the 20th century’s most celebrated social and documentary photographers, including Dafydd Jones, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Shirley Baker, Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Jo Spence, Ken Russell, Charlie Phillips, Karen Knorr, Janette Beckman, Andy Sewell, and more. The venue extends over three floors in the rooms of Old Sessions House, in London’s Clerkenwell.

The exhibition will be curated by Christopher Bailey, President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry, and Lucy Kumara Moore, writer, curator and Director of Claire de Rouen, and co-curated by Alasdair McLellan and will feature over 200 artworks.

Burberry also today announces a new creative collaboration – with photographer Alasdair McLellan, who will capture portfolios of images for the brand. Images will be revealed from today on Burberry’s social platforms, throughout the next few months.

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When we started thinking about curating “Here We Are”, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved – one which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours. It has been an extraordinary privilege to gather together this collection of photographs, that have influenced me so much over the years. They provide a portrait of British life, in all its nuances, both exceptional and mundane, beautiful and harsh. It’s the spirit of those photographs – sometimes ironic, sometimes tender, always truthful – that has guided our September collection. Together they will form an exhibition in our new show space, celebrating a very British way of life and way of dressing. – Christopher Bailey, President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry

 Alasdair McLellan, Belfast, 2005 © Alasdair McLellan

 Ken Russell, In Your Dreams, January 1955 © TopFoto / Ken Russell

 Martin Parr, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, October 1981 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery