‘Here We Are’ is a new photographic exhibition which runs from September 18 to till 1 October. The show depicts the British way of life over the 20th century, as seen by a range of photographers. The show has been curated by Christopher Bailey, chief creative officer at Burberry. 

It will be interesting to view the location too, Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell. This will be the first time the beautiful building with its Palladian front has been open to the public since its restoration. ‘Here We Are’ is displayed over three floors of the building. 

As I am personally connected to Shirley Baker, I am thrilled that some of her photography will be included. Above is a photo she took in the Pennines entitled Sheep and Picnickers. Also on show will be Karen Knorr’s portrayal of Belgravia in 1979, Charlie Phillip’s photos of Notting Hill’s community and a presentation of work by Alasdair McLellan, who Burberry have announced as their creative collaborator. There will be over 70 of his works on show. Other photographers include: Ian Macdonald, Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Tony Ray-Jones.

Shirley Baker

Above: Shirley Baker – three children in 60s Manchester

Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1, Free entry. Open daily, from 10am – 9pm, 

As well as being the home to the ‘Here We Are’ exhibition, the venue will run a programme of events and activities and will include temporary versions of Burberry’s all-day café Thomas’s and a Claire de Rouen bookshop.


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