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September: a photographic exhibition at LSE

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosts a photographic exhibition of contemporary British landscape by LSE photographer Nigel Stead.

The exhibition, which follows a previous show by Nigel in 2003 called 31 Days in August, will be on display from May to 30 September.

Nigel Stead said: 'It seemed inevitable that a project about late summer was to follow my last exhibition 31 Days in August. The photographs, as the title suggests, were all shot during September 2003 in East Sussex. The exhibition is a continuation of a project about the seasons which began in December 1994.

'The photographs represent a celebration of the British landscape at late summer. They combine natural visual elements of shape, colour, light, form and texture. My hope is that I have created a sense of late summer that many people will identify with and enjoy.'

Peter Marlow, Magnum Photos, said: 'In a time of instant images and instant gratification, Nigel Stead's images offer a welcome respite. He concerns himself with images that soothe rather than disturb and in the process opens our eyes a little wider to a beauty we mostly ignore.'

September will be on display from May to 30 September in the Student Services Centre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. The exhibit is free and open to all during School hours.


For more information or to request jpegs of Nigel's images, please contact Nigel Stead, LSE, on 020 7955 7989 or email n.stead@lse.ac.uk|


Nigel Stead was born in Liverpool in 1964. He began his career as an industrial chemist before leaving in 1987 to study photography in Liverpool (1987-89) and Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Art (1989-92), where he gained a postgraduate certificate in photography with distinction (PQE).

Nigel's previous exhibitions include:

  • Campania, a documentary of life in Southern Italy, Salerno and London, 1992
  • Britain on Sea, a documentary of the British, the Royal Photographic Society Centenary Commission, 1994
  • A View into West London, a documentary of West London, Watermans Art Gallery, London. Photographer in residence, 1995
  • Winterland, landscapes in Britain in winder, LSE, 2000
  • 31 Days in August, LSE, 2003

18 May 2004