'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.”

Coincidentally, a few links to our hospitals can be found among the 20 portraits featured. Trinh and Deepak, a couple from Vietnam and India respectively, met at St Mary’s Hospital when they trained as pharmacists.

Identifying as a ‘new Londoner’, Trinh said: “As soon as I moved to London, I didn’t feel like an outsider anymore.”

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.