On 18 October, the Trope Publishing team landed in London to host a weekend gallery event with 9 of the 14 photographers whose work appears in the newly published Trope London coffee table book in attendance. Additionally, Trope launched the Emerging Photographers series, featuring three new books, Unfinished Stories by Lucy Hamidzadeh, Parallel Lines by Ope Odueyungbo and London Fog by Ron Timehin, all south London photographers. The Friday evening event at Protien Studios in Shoreditch proved to be a perfect location for the private gathering of artists, photographers, friends and family of the photographers and media with over 200 people in attendance.
Fifty five – oversized prints (609mm x 914mm) by 14 photographers from London and abroad were exhibited at the show. Guests were invited to view the images in four different viewing areas at the gallery space which also included a fully staffed bar for the guests to enjoy.
At the entrance, a video loop trailer of One Frame by director Terry Maday played in the background (The docu series of photographers from around the world is currently in production for a Spring 2020 release). In the second section, the walls were covered with images from the Trope Emerging Photographers Series books. In the third viewing area (the largest room in the gallery), over 40 images from the Trope London book were exhibited, representing photographers, Ari Gurdon-Lindey, Bal Bhatla, Eren Sarigul, Chris Holmes, Alex Cockwill, Ryan Howard, Tom Maday, Tobi Shinobi, Sean Byrne, Max Leitner, Ope Odueyungbo, Lucy Hamidzadeh and Ron Timehin.
During the evening, Sam Landers, the publisher and editor of Trope welcomed the guests and introduced each of the photographers in attendance at the Friday evening event. By 22:00 hours, the doors were shut and the exhausted team of photographers and Trope team members (who had worked all day to put this extra-ordinary event together), picked up their second wind to celebrate into the late evening.
On the following day, Saturday 19, October, the gallery opened at 10 am for the public to enjoy the work. The cooperative weather made for a steady stream of Londoners and tourists who were able to enjoy the exhibit until the doors closed at 18:00 hours.
The US Trope team wishes to thank all the guests in attendance, the amazing photographers who worked tirelessly to help put the exhibit together and our London team, Nippon, Andrew, James and Lucy ~ THANK YOU!
To see the prints exhibited at the London show and learn more about our exhibits, go to: Trope Exhibits.