Nigel Shafran’s work is featured in ‘Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today’ at C2 Space in Shenzhen, China. Organised by The Photographer’s Gallery, London in collaboration with The Pin Projects, Beijing and OCT-LOFT, Shenzen and with the support from the British Council, the exhibition is featured as part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, and will be the first touring exhibition in China solely devoted to British photography.
From the press release: ‘This exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British photography through the lens of documentary practices. Featuring work by some of the most significant photographers and artists of the time, it reflects photography’s growing cultural position both within the UK and on the international stage. Work, Rest and Play features over 450 images by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines, including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art. Arranged chronologically the exhibition explores British society through changing national characteristics, attitudes and activities over the last five decades. Multiculturalism, consumerism, political protest, post-industrialisation, national traditions, the class system and everyday life all emerge under the broader themes of Work, Rest and Play.’
To read more about the exhibition on The Photographer’s Gallery’s website click here.
WORK REST AND PLAY
British Photography from the 1960s to today
May 9 - July 5, 2015
C2 Space, North District of OCT-LOFT