9 August – 9 September 2012
Mon – Sat 10.00 -18.00
Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0QN
Road to 2012: Facing East is a portrait of local communities in east London and documents some of their thoughts and feelings about the impact of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on their local neighbourhood. It aims to reflect the vitality, diversity, beauty and culture of the local environment from a diverse range of perspectives.
Created by Fine Art and Photography students from the University of East London, over a ten-week photography course in spring 2012 this body of work encompasses a range of photographic styles and techniques. The students developed their practice through a series of photography master classes and portfolio critique sessions led by the internationally renowned commissioned photographers Anderson & Low, Jillian Edelstein, Brian Griffin, Emma Hardy, Nadav Kander and Bettina von Zwehl. Their contribution to Facing East is a generous extension of their involvement in the project.