was a selection of images by Martin Parr taken from the exhibition of the same name, commissioned by and originally displayed at Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2016
About the work:
Martin Parr was the City of London’s photographer-in-residence for three years. During this time he documented the life of the City across three Lord Mayoralties, with unprecedented access to both high-profile and little-known occasions.
The resulting images offered a new perspective on the City of London, creating a significant documentary record of its colour and character for years to come. On display for the Tideway hoarding was a small selection referencing traditional activities along the River Thames, as well as trials, races, ceremonies and processions.
Parr offered a human perspective on the activities within the historic heart of London. His playful eye for detail and visual dynamism reveal a world of unseen private ceremonies, ancient and modern traditions, processions, public occasions and informal behind-the-scenes shots.
Visitors to the artwork commented that it gave them a view into "An entire world of London they were unaware of", made them think about "The differences in British culture", that it was "Hilarious" … "Jolly good and hope to see more."