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Winterland: A photographic exhibition at LSE

Friday 17 November to Thursday 14 December
LSE, Clement House, Aldwych, London WC2

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences will stage a photographic exhibition celebrating the British winter landscape. The exhibition is the result of a five year project undertaken by photographer Nigel Stead, who has created a series of stunning black and white landscapes.

'There are many reasons why I began Winterland. I have found winter to be a much neglected season - what with the onset of the cold months, seasonal affective disorder, gloom and darkness, it's easy to see why winter is anticipated with so much trepidation. By absorbing myself into the winter landscape, my impressions became entirely the opposite. I began Winterland in December 1994. Never disappointed and constantly surprised, this became an addictive and magical journey throughout the last five winter seasons. Travelling all over the UK, I have compiled a set of photographs which are a romantic view of winter,' says Nigel Stead.

Nigel Stead has been the LSE's photographer for the past two years. He previously worked for Magnum photographer Peter Marlow as his assistant.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 17 November to 14 December, 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday, in Clement House, Aldwych, London WC2.

Winterland is part of LSE's contribution to the London String of Pearls Millennium Festival.



Ana Paula Nacif, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7582
Nigel Stead, on 020 7955 7898 or email n.stead@lse.ac.uk|

Notes to editors:

Extra slides and prints are available on request.

Other exhibitions by Nigel Stead:

  • Campania, 1992, Salerno and London. A documentary of life in Southern Italy.
  • Britain on Sea, 1994 to 1997, celebration of the Centenary Year of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Touring around the coast of Britain during the 1994 summer period, Britain on Sea was a document of the British in their most British of environments. The exhibition was staged over 20 venues all over the UK for a period of three years, one of the longest running exhibitions organised by the RPS.
  • A View into West London, 1995, Watermans Art Gallery, Brentford. Photographer in residence.

12 October 2000