What’s on at CANARY WHARF ARTS + EVENTS
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON
Thursday 2 – Friday 24 May, Daily Estate-wide Free An amazing outdoor exhibition makes its UK premier in Canary Wharf, having previously been shown in Dubai and Amsterdam. Streets of the World by Dutch photographer Jeroen Swolfs offers an intriguing glimpse of everyday life around the globe and portrays a positive visual story of human connection. Swolfs spent seven years travelling the world and photographing the street life of nearly 200 countries. The result is Streets of The World, an impressive collection of 195 huge photo prints that allow you to travel through the continents of Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceania to gain a fascinating insight into how our fellow people live today.
IN THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORDS... “As a photojournalist I noticed that a lot of media focuses on negative press that creates a distorted view of the world. On my travels I discovered plenty of good stories that balance out the negative news and I wanted to put that truth out there. There are, of course, many problems in the world but I believe that we can only face these if we band together. Streets of the World is about the things we share; our basic values, principles and emotions seen through an optimistic lens. I spent five days in each capital and never planned which streets I was going to photograph as I wanted to
speak to the people living their everyday lives there – people like taxi men who knew the areas well. There are a lot of international activities that take place at Canary Wharf so along with the big exhibition areas that are available, it is the perfect place to premiere in the UK. The Dubai exhibit was 2km long and the Canary Wharf exhibit is even bigger. There’ll be displays on big screens and a one-hour video walk to download on your phone that’ll talk you through the stories behind key photographs.” streetsoftheworld.com