Now Reading: Burberry presents “Here We Are” [Hong Kong]
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First presented at Old Sessions House in London this September, Burberry ‘Here We Are’ does its second stop in Hong Kong from 11-19 November at 20 Queen’s Road Central. Here We Are’ is an itinerant photography exhibition curated by Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s President and Chief Creative Officer.
Burberry’s September 2017 collection is also presented as part of the exhibition, inspired by the British social portraiture. The travelling exhibition features over 90 works by photographers including Jane Bown, Brian Griffin, Dafydd Jones, Karen Knorr, Martin Parr, Charlie Phillips and Jo Spence. The London edition has been visited by over 20,000 guests.
‘When we started thinking about curating “Here We Are”, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved – one which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours. It has been an extraordinary privilege to gather together this collection of photographs that have influenced me so much over the years. They provide a portrait of British life, in all its nuances, both exceptional and mundane, beautiful and harsh. It’s the spirit of those photographs – sometimes ironic, sometimes tender, always truthful – that has guided our September collection’. – Christopher Bailey
Following Hong Kong it will be time for the Paris debut on December 1-10.
‘Here We Are’ is curated by:
Christopher Bailey – Burberry’s President and Chief Creative Officer
Lucy Kumara Moore – Writer, Curator and Director of Claire de Rouen
Alasdair McLellan – Photographer