PRESS RELEASE: Photographing London With The School Of Life
The School of Life has created this unusual holiday, for amatuer and professional photographers alike, to travel the city with two acclaimed street photographers, Matt Stuart and Stephen McLaren to discover the potential for innovative photography throughout the capital.
Holidaymakers will be joined by Matt Stuart and Stephen McLaren as they intertwine stories, anecdotes and slide shows to exhibit what can be learned from both the city’s iconic photographers and those who have pursued the more unconventional appeal of the capital. They’ll visit the spots where they have captured their own best shots and will offer indespensable advice on slipping into a crowd, working with members of the public, editing your work, and most importantly for those budding photographers, getting it shown publicly.
From Soho to Brick Lane, guests will travel down the roads and streets that have been host to some of the greatest photographs ever taken in London, and will explore the dynamics and contradictions of street life. The tour will stroll through the city observing the momentary interactions between people, subjects and images and will discuss the visual, sociological and historical perspectives that can alter photography and the way we see the world.
Photographing London, on 9 and 10 May 2009 will give passionate photographers and enthusiasts a chance to view London in a wholly different manner, and will notify even the most seasoned Londoner to the unexpected beauty of familiar places and the narratives of everyday life.
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 2009
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2009
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2009
£150 includes dinner on Saturday evening
Suitable for amateur or professional photographers. Bring your own camera.
Notes to editors
Photographing London costs £150 (including dinner on Saturday evening and activities). It is suitable for both amateur and professional photographers. You will need to bring your own camera. To book call 020 7833 1010 or email [email protected]
Matt Stuart and Stephen McLaren may be available for interview. Please contact Colman Getty
The School of Life is a new cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life. It offers evening and weekend courses, holidays to unexpected locations, stigma- free psychotherapy, secular sermons, conversation meals, a floating faculty of experts and a new kind of literary consultancy service called bibliotherapy
(First posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 16:07 EDT)