EXHIBITION: THE BRITISH BOOT SALE BY MARC NEWTON
10th March - 14th March
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Olympus are proud to present an exhibition of The British Boot Sale, a kitsch reflection of today’s throwaway society by The School of Photography founder; Marc Newton.
Photographer, educational speaker, author and teacher of photography, Marc Newton, finds interest in car boot sales and the way they incorporate a distinct selection of what would be called British society. Marc tries to find the possessions and people that represent these places and bring them to light in photography. In his ongoing series, you’ll find eclectic people selling and roaming the stalls, sharing their collections or looking for bargains.
Of the project, Marc says ‘I want to show people our throwaway culture that is steadily destroying the world we live in. Why did we need these products? What would happen if we had one or even ten less plastic toys, or ceramic plates! We are all conditioned to buy more, get a new version or change the décor. The environmental impact of this is immense and with 7.5 billion people in the world and an estimated 1 billion more in the next decade, this practice will have to stop if we are to live in an environmentally sustainable way. So, I suppose, in my own funny way, I want to document this, for people to look back on in years to come.’
The exhibition will be available to view at London’s Project Space gallery in Bermondsey between 10th – 4th March during gallery opening hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm).
To coincide with the exhibition, Marc is running a street photography walk through London. To find out more and book your space, please click here.
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