Award-winning photographer Jim Grover unveils 48 Hours On Clapham High Street, a unique photo-essay and exhibition which captures the complete transformation from day to night of one of South London’s most well-known high streets.
The difference between the two personalities of Clapham High Street – daytime shoppers and night-time clubbers – is amplified by Grover’s unique observations and approach. Over just 48 hours, he shot the South side of the street in the daytime, in colour, and the North side of the street at night, in black and white. The result is a set of images, quotes and analyses that encapsulate the many and varied ways that people experience ‘their’ high street.
Grover’s work captures a rich diversity of scenes from everyday life. Beauty and ugliness; chaos and tranquillity; youth and age; love; compassion; tenderness; companionship; resilience; and humour, are all played out in front of the over-looked backdrop of a typical British high street.
This exhibition follows on from Grover’s highly successful Of Things Not Seen photo-essay in which he documented a year in the life of a London Priest, which was exhibited at the OXO Gallery last year.
48 Hours in Clapham High Street will be held in our Common Room during April, and is free to view.
As featured in The Guardian online.
Photo caption: Lady of The House