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48 Hours on Clapham High Street

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An exhibition of works by Leica photographer Jim Grover will be displayed at the Omnibus, Clapham, London from 3 April to 30 April 2017.

This April, award-winning photographer Jim Grover unveils 48 Hours In Clapham High Street, a unique photo-essay and exhibition which captures the complete transformation from day to night of one of South London’s most well-known high streets.

The difference between the two personalities of Clapham High Street – daytime shoppers and night-time clubbers – is amplified by Grover’s unique observations and approach. The result is a set of images and quotes that encapsulate the many and varied ways that people experience ‘their’ high
street.

Grover limited himself to just 48 hours of shooting time. To emphasise the stark contrast between the street’s typical, mundane, daytime routine and its intense weekend nightlife, when young revellers from all around London swarm in, attracted by the numerous pubs and clubs, Grover adopted an unusual approach. During the daytime hours (from 5am to 5pm) he only photographed the south side of the street, working only in colour. In contrast, during the night time hours (from 5pm to 5am) he only photographed the north side of the street, only working in black and white.

This social documentary follows on from Grover’s successful Of Things Not Seen photo essay in which he documented a year in the life of a London Priest, which was exhibited at the OXO Gallery last year. This exhibition, held at Omnibus, Clapham’s former library now transformed into a multi-arts centre, is supplemented with analyses of Clapham high street’s daily life. Curator Katy Barron, senior director of Michael Hoppen, selected the set of 48 images: 24 in colour and 24 in black and white, following on from her curation of Jim’s Of Things Not Seen.

For further information please visit: www.48hoursonclaphamhighstreet.com, www.jimgroverphotography.com and www.omnibus-clapham.org

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