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Lighthearted Street Photography

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Matt Stuart’s comprehensive showcase All That Life Can Afford is currently on display at the S-Foto Forum of the Stadtmuseum Schleswig. Comprising around 100 images, this is the first major exhibition of the British Leica photographer’s work worldwide.  

A simple autumn leaf on the pavement that looks like smiling lips, a red-devil figure looking on as someone gets a parking fine – these are the idiosyncratic, easily overlooked moments that are the focus of Stuart’s frequent expeditions through the British capital.

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” This famous quote by 18th-century writer and literary critic Samuel L. Johnson inspired the title of Matt Stuart’s first book publication: ‘All That Life Can Afford’ was released in 2016, featuring some 100 images taken in the metropolis between 2002 to 2015.

Matt Stuart (b. 1974) grew up in Harrow, North-West London. Since 1996, he has explored London’s streets and public spaces on a virtually daily basis. He is a member of the international street photographer’s collective in-PUBLIC, and became a nominee member of the prestigious Magnum agency in 2016.

The Stadtmuseum Schleswig is the first venue to present the exhibition, which was conceived in collaboration with Magnum Photos and the Städtische Galerie Iserlohn.

For further information visit Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Matt Stuart and Magnum Photos

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