Greenwich Park is the unusual setting for the 24:2009 exhibition
Exhibition: 24:2009, Greenwich Park, adjacent to The Pavilion Tea House, London, and Viewfinder Photography Gallery, Linear House, London, until March 19 2009
Outside a tearoom in Greenwich Park, dew from the overlooking oaks saturates the air as pervasively as hipsters course through the surrounding streets. Dog walkers trundle past and tourists trudge up the steps to the Royal Observatory opposite.
Visitors will be able to see the snapshots opposite the Royal Observatory
As unusual and imaginative a setting as you’d expect from a crew of photographers whose show captures scenes from around the globe in hourly segments on New Year’s Eve, the location for 24Photography’s new exhibition symbolises the creativity of the independent team, planting their photography on steel stilts among the soil and greenery.
One picture of an empty bus stop hints at new journeys in a new year
Every year since 2004, the 24 members have challenged themselves to “capture the essence” of one of the 24 hours preceding new year, and the most recent crop feature in this outdoor show.
The photographs should avoid the slings and arrows of the indifferent spring climate
There are gorgeous coastal scenes from exotic lands, revellers draining glasses, a chap in a tracksuit and gladragged partiers, as well as more abstract snapshots, from pregnancy testing kits to shady alleyways and empty bus shelters, suggesting possibilities, new dawns and the timeless delight of drunkenness along the way.
Pic © Alison Wagstaffe
All 144 images the movement has produced so far are on display at the nearby Viewfinders Gallery, but there’s no excuse not to stroll across the park for this one – the gang have ensured their installation is fully waterproofed.
Pic ©Giampiero Assumma
Greenwich Park exhibition open 6am-6pm Mon-Sun. Admission free.