Opening night

Thanks to all who made it to the opening of ‘Taken in London‘ at Shoreditch Gallery at the Juggler in Hoxton Market last night. It was great to see so many photographers, including some of the best in London, so many old friends, and to meet some new people. It really was a very pleasant evening.

For once I went up to London and didn’t take pictures, though I did have my camera with me I just didn’t get the time to take it out of the bag and was busy talking to people for more than two hours.  Fortunately my fellow exhibitor Paul did occasionally top up my glass, or I might have forgotten to have a drink.

© 2009 Peter MarshallWhirling dervish at Eid Milad-Un-Nabi celebrations, Tooting, March 2009

The show continues until the end of the month, so there is still plenty of time for anyone who couldn’t make the opening to see the work.  The Juggler is a nice place to visit if you are around Shoreditch or Hoxton for a coffee and cake or roll (though I can seldom resist a bottle of Budvar there.)

Talking to the gallery owner he told me that there had been quite a few visitors already, many clutching their Photomonth booklets. There are around 20 galleries taking part in Photomonth within easy walking distance of the Juggler in the areas on either side of Shoreditch High St/Kingsland Rd, and although opening dates and times differ, it’s an area for a good afternoon out in the next few weeks. Full details and map on the Photomonth web site as well as in the booklet.

You can also see some of the work from the show on the Taken in London web site, although the final selection I made is rather different from there, with much more work from 2009. All of the pictures are of course somewhere on My London Diary – with around 50,000 others!

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