People along the line and beyond

This year is the 10th year of photomonth, an annual event in east london, showcasing photography from the UK and overseas along with lectures on the meaning and influence of photojournalism.

This year there is a focus on portraiture and exhibits vary from the familiar faces of the locals from the east end of London, to the stares of  ex-political prisoners in Burma.

This year, a special exhibit of photographs of people taken along the east london line will be on show at different stations along the line.

The Photobooth Project Photographers and the London Transport Museum have set up temporary photobooths in locations along the line, to take portraits of passers-by. A screening of the Photobooth is on show on 2 October at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

Some portraits will be on show at Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton and Shoreditch High Street stations. The full collection of portraits is on display at the London Transport Museum

The Old Truman Brewery will have a dedicated photolounge showcasing the work of up and coming artists. It runs from 14th October to 25th October.

Photomonth launched last night with Amnesty International’s ‘Even though I’m free I am Not’ exhibit which depicts former political prisoners from across the globe who now live in exile. Each raises the palm of their hand to the camera, and on their hands is the name of a colleague who they know is still imprisoned.

The work won several awards in 2009 including the ‘Prix de la Photographie”, Paris. Images from the project have been published in international magazines and newspapers including The New York Times and the British Journal of Photography.

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