Burberry will be hosting a major photography exhibition exploring the British way of life and character at its new show venue.
Curated by Christopher Bailey, President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry, and Lucy Kumara Moore, writer, curator and Director of Claire de Rouen, and co-curated by Alasdair McLellan, ‘Here We Are’ will feature over 200 works by photographers including Dafydd Jones, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Shirley Baker, Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Jo Spence, Ken Russell, Charlie Phillips, Karen Knorr, Janette Beckman and Andy Sewell.
Held over three floors in the rooms of Burberry’s new show venue in Old Sessions House, London, ‘Here We Are’ will be divided into themes reflecting different aspects of the British way of life. The exhibition will showcase important bodies of work by individual photographers as discrete, monographic presentations, alongside the thematic displays from 18 September–1 October 2017.
Burberry also announced a new creative collaboration with photographer Alasdair McLellan, which will include him capturing portfolios of images for the brand. Images will be revealed from today on Burberry’s social platforms, with new portraits being unveiled throughout the next few months.
To celebrate this collaboration, ‘Here We Are’ will also feature a special presentation of over 70 photographs by McLellan – the largest number of his works shown to date. The presentation will include four bodies of work taken in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, alongside previously unseen photographs.
Inspired by the spirit captured in British social portraiture, Burberry’s September collection for men and women will be presented at Old Sessions House on Saturday 16 September at 7pm. The entire collection will be available for immediate purchase globally, and will also be exhibited at Old Sessions House.