'New Londoners' star in hospital photography exhibition

'New Londoners' star in hospital photography exhibition

09 December 2019

'New Londoners' star in hospital photography exhibition
A series of photographs celebrating diversity in London will adorn hospital corridors over the coming months as part of our latest Art in Focus exhibition.

The 20 images have been selected from a collection of over 160 taken by world-renowned photographer Chris Steele-Perkins. 

The chosen works form part of his series, The New Londoners, which centres on families and friends with a connection to the capital.

Delphine Allier, Art Curator at Imperial Health Charity, said the works were an authentic celebration of London today.

She added: “We are truly delighted to have these images in our collection and believe they will appeal to, and reflect, the hugely diverse people who come to our hospitals every day to work, visit loved ones or receive treatment.”

Moises, who grew up in Equatorial Guinea and is featured in the exhibition with his family, said: “I’m not sure where we’ll be in 10 years’ time.

"It will depend on the situation in Equatorial Guinea. If there is democracy and people can live in peace, then I would like go back there…London is one of the big capitals of the world, and if I don’t find what I want here, I won't find it anywhere.”

The exhibition is currently on display at Hammersmith Hospital and will visit Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals over the course of the next year.

To find out more about our Art in Focus exhibitions, click here.