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Burberry to stage major photography exhibition to mark September collection

Lauretta Roberts
30 August 2017

Burberry is to stage a major photography exhibition exploring the "British way of life and character" at the new venue for its London Fashion Week show.

"Here We Are" will bring together the work of more than 30 of the 20th century’s most celebrated social and documentary photographers and will be staged at Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1 from 18 September–1 October 2017. Entry is free.

The exhibition will be curated by Burberry president and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey and Lucy Kumara Moore, writer, curator and director of Claire de Rouen, and co-curated by photographer Alasdair McLellan. It will feature more than 200 works by photographers including Dafydd Jones, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Shirley Baker, Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Jo Spence, Ken Russell, Charlie Phillips, Karen Knorr, Janette Beckman and Andy Sewell.

Burberry has also announced a new creative collaboration with McLellan, which involves him capturing portfolios of images for the brand. Images are now being revealed on Burberry’s social platforms, with new portraits being unveiled throughout the coming months.

To mark the collaboration, the "Here We Are" exhibition will also feature a special presentation of more than 70 photographs by McLellan – the largest number of his works shown to date. The presentation will include four bodies of work taken in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, alongside previously unseen photographs.

Inspired by the spirit captured in British social portraiture, Burberry’s see now, buy now September collection for men and women will be presented at Old Sessions House on Saturday 16 September at 7pm. The entire collection will also be exhibited at Old Sessions House.

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