Art Talks: Dazeley

    Unseen London


    22 October 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    33 Old Bethnal Green Road
    E2 6AA

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    As part of our series of DACS Foundation artist talks, photographer Peter Dazeley will present his latest book, Unseen London, in an free illustrated talk at DACS.

    This event will be a unique opportunity to see backstage of some of the capital’s great theatres, into the changing rooms of some of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, the boiler room of the city’s infrastructure, and behind the scenes of some of the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile.

    Unseen London includes fascinating interiors of fifty iconic London buildings. Dazeley’s aim during this long journey of discovery was to record hidden London, as it stands in the twenty-first century, for future generations. Many photographs in this book will be the last record of a disappearing world.

    Dazeley has kindly agreed to give this talk to members and friends of DACS. He will discuss his photographs of these buildings - some derelict, but many still working; each is described in the book with a thoughtful text by Mark Daly, and tells the story of how each of these places was created and how they are used. The locations for Unseen London were photographed over a period of four years; for Dazeley, as a photographer, it was a joy to be able to share images of his wonderful city.

    Art Talks is hosted by DACS Foundation, which promotes visual arts for the public benefit by making grants, providing education and training, organising public programmes and carrying out vital research.

    Registration is from 6pm and the talk will begin at 6.30pm.

    Complimentary drinks will be served after the talk from 7.30pm until 8pm.

    About the artist

    Peter Dazeley FRPS, known as Dazeley, is a celebrated London photographer renowned for fine art and advertising photography. He was born in West Kensington and studied photography at Holland Park School, now known as the Socialist Eton. Being dyslexic he left school at 15 without any formal qualifications. He feels his dyslexia is an asset because it gives him the ability to look at problems and objectives from a different point of view; he is a meticulous planner and imaginative problem solver.

    His work has won many awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, EPICA in France, Applied Arts Magazine in Canada, and Graphis Inc. in the USA. Dazeley is one of the few modern photographers whose fine art work is produced as platinum prints and is currently working on several fine art projects out of his own studio complex in Chelsea, London.

    Visit Peter Dazeley's website

    Can't make the event?

    You can watch a live stream of the event using the Periscope app or by visiting DACS' Twitter channel. We'll also be providing live Twitter coverage using the hashtag #ArtTalk.

    An audio recording will also be available afterwards on DACS Foundation's SoundCloud channel.

    Thumbnail image: Battersea Power Station control room, photographed by Peter Dazeley © Peter Dazeley, 2015.