Entente Cordiale: Images from France and England - Nick Turpin and Nils Jorgensen
01 July to 31 July 2011
Venue: St Pancras International
Address: St. Pancras International, Pancras Road, London, NW1 2QP
Disabled Access: This event has wheelchair access
Opening Times: Open 24 hours
A joint show by two In-Public photographers: Nick Turpin and Nils Jorgensen, combining street photography from the UK and France at London's gateway to Europe, St Pancras International.
This exhibition combines Nick Turpin's recent work The French with Nils Jorgensen's street photography from the United Kingdom. Situated on the concourse of St Pancras International, London’s gateway to Europe, images from both sides of the Channel question, explore and celebrate the long-standing relationship between the two nations.
The premise behind Turpin's work is to document his love/hate relationship with France, his adopted homeland, while exploring the contrasts of modern France, a country balanced precariously between tradition and Americanisation. The work will also challenge French privacy laws, prohibiting the publication in France of street photographs taken in France. Jorgensen's photography explores the eccentricities of England, in particular London where he is based. His work takes a quietly reflective approach with gentle humour and witty observations.
The exhibition consists of six large free-standing exhibition devices which can be found in the Circle area of St Pancras International on the ground level in front of Sourced Market.
Nick Turpin was born in London, UK in 1969 and studied Art and Design at the University of Gloucestershire then Photography, Film and Video at the University of Westminster. In 1990 Turpin worked as a staff photographer with The Independent newspaper leaving in 1997 to pursue a career in Advertising and Design photography. In 2000 he founded the international street photography collective In-public. Turpin has taught and lectured on contemporary street photography at museums, universities and on TV and is delivering a street photography workshop as part of the festival. He has exhibited across Europe, the UK and USA. Books include Street Photography Now, Thames & Hudson, 2010 and 10 years of In-public, Nick Turpin Publishing, 2010
Nils Jorgensen was born in Denmark and educated at The King's School, Canterbury before studying photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design. In 1992, after working for the Associated Press in East Africa, he joined Rex Features Ltd. where he still works today. In 2002 Jorgensen joined online street photography collective In-Public. He has exhibited in the UK and America, his work was featured in Thames and Hudson's Street Photography Now book and has recently been acquired by the Museum of London.
Be sure to check out the Vivian Maier exhibition which is literally across the street in the entrance to St Pancras International.
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KING'S CROSS EXHIBITIONS:
1 German Gymnasium (Vivian Maier), 2 St Pancras International (Nick Turpin & Nils Jorgensen), 3 Minnie Weisz Studio (Polly Braden & David Campany), 4 British Library (Walter Joseph)
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Images © Nick Turpin
Images © Nils Jorgensen