I am hugely excited to be the new artist-in-residence at the Guildhall Library in the City of London, from spring 2015. I am reproducing below an invitation which the library are issuing to people and organisations based in the City, who might be interested in getting involved in my first project. If you are such a person, or know someone who is, then please get in touch!
Your chance to be part of a new exhibition at the Guildhall Library!
Guildhall Library, in the heart of the City of London, is inviting you to be part of an exciting photographic project with its new artist-in-residence, Simon Gregor, who is creating an exhibition on the subject of “food and drink” for the library’s exhibition space.
Simon, who is a freelance photographer, is working on an exhibition of images inspired by the Guildhall Library’s own remarkable collection of historic documents relating to all aspects of food production, distribution and preparation. His exhibition will include images of details taken from some of those documents. Alongside those images will be photographs of food and drink in the City of London today – and that could be where you come in!
We are looking for all sorts of organisations who have some connection with food and drink in the City today, who would be willing to have part of their work or activity photographed for the exhibition. Maybe you grow food, or import it, sell it, or distribute it? Perhaps you prepare food for others to eat? You could be involved in the regulation or inspection of foodstuffs? Or perhaps you host events where food and drink are consumed?
These are just some examples – frankly, the more unusual your connection with food, the better, as we are looking to showcase some of the lesser known aspects of food and drink in the City of London. If you were interested in taking part, then we would need to arrange for Simon to come and photograph the activity which you are involved in, but this need not be a lengthy process – he works fast! Your photograph may then be included in the exhibition which runs between the end of March and August 2015, and/or the talk which accompanies it.
If you would like to explore the possibility of being photographed for this project, then please contact Simon directly on 07710 763359 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.