Work, Rest and Play, Three Shadows Xiamen

An exhibition curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, includes a series of my We English prints. It is continuing its tour this summer to Three Shadows Gallery in Xiamen, China from August 16th – October 2016.


Installation view, Work, Rest & Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today , Three Shadows Photography Centre, Xiamen, China, 2016

Work, Rest & Play is structured chronologically, with the themes of ‘work’, ‘rest’ and ‘play’ providing a backdrop through which to experience the images and the subjects they focus on. This exhibition features over 450 works by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art.

Artists included in the exhibition include Terence Donovan, James Barnor, Linda McCartney, Shirley Baker, Derek Ridgers, Martin Parr, Toby Glanville, Jason Evans, Tim Walker, Nigel Shafran, Lorenzo Vitturi, Melanie Manchot and Simon Roberts, to name a few.

The exhibition has previously been exhibited at OCT-Loft, Shenzhen; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai and Visual Arts Centre, OCT-Chengdu as part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture organized by the British Council.

A specially commissioned essay by writer and historian Lucy Soutter, on the key themes of the show, can be read here. Installation views of the exhibition in Xiamen can be viewed here, alongside documentation of all the other installations of the project.