MAGNUM Open For Business at the Science Museum, London
22 August 2014 – 2 November 2014
Through the lens of nine Magnum photographers, we see the contemporary British industry captured via the worlds leaders in photography, exhibited at London’s iconic Science Museum.
Open for Business, is an exhibition that features over 100 behind-the-scenes images of the UK industry, from one-man businesses to FTSE 100 companies, as we have never seen them before.
Described as ‘resilient’, the UK industry has managed to prevail and flourish through unbeatable top-notch quality through contemporary and ever-relevant techniques of production.
Magnum photographers Martin Parr, Chris Steele-Perkins, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Bruce Gilden, Stuart Franklin, Jonas Bendiksen and Mark Power, all showcase the industry through their empathetic and sharp eyes, along with their fine-tuned and experienced lens.
The touring exhibition includes a free newsprint featuring all photographs and information related to the remarkable showcase.
Open for Business is a touring exhibition that first opened at the National Media Museum in Bradford and will travel to nine venues across the UK. Each of these venues will then be gifted a portfolio of selected photographs once the tour finishes.
The exhibition is a collaborative project funded by the Arts Council England and in partnership with UK cultural institutions: National Media Museum; Manchester Museum of Science & Industry; National Railway Museum; London Science Museum; University of South Wales, Newport; Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery; MShed Bristol; and Street Level Photoworks. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Metro Imaging.
Not to miss.
A Weaver. Bradford. GB. 2013. Open for Business © Jonas Bendiksen, Magnum Photos
Renewable Energy. Scotland. GB. 2013. Open for Business © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos