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LOVE LONDON


Barbara Chandler's major show - Love London - was in Habitat's flagship Regent Street Store in September 2008, in a historic circular picture gallery which dates back to 1887.
Barbara's pictures (38 in this show) span 20 years, and are shot on a variety of film, from grainy black- and-white to clear joyous colour. These are Barbara's own personal take on London sights and scenes, some seemingly familiar, others sharply unexpected, but all observed with an idiosyncratic eye. Shoppers, buskers, children, guards, commuters, revellers, market traders and simply passers-by - these  have become photo tableaux at various times.

Now Love London is a book:www.lovelondon.uk.com

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VISIONS OF POLAND

This series of shows was curated by Christian du Plessis of the Heifer Gallery and was held at the Posk Gallery in the Polish Centre in Hammersmith, West London, in 1992, 1993, and 1994.
A new version of VISIONS OF POLAND was shown at the Truman Brewery at the Tent London design show in September 2009. The photographs depict life in rural Poland in the early 90s, and supported an exhibition of modern Polish design entitled Polska Folk.

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NAD MORZEM (At the Seaside)

Nad Morzem means 'at the seaside' in Polish
This exhibition was part of the Visions of Poland series, and was at the Posk Gallery (see above) in 1993.

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POLES APART

This exhibition was part of the Visions of Poland series, and was at the Posk Gallery (see above) in 1994. It paired photographs taken in London and Warsaw. It has been difficult to reconstruct this for the website.

 
STREET MUSIC

Barbara Chandler's Street Music was show in the crush bar of London's old Covent Garden Opera House in 1995. London's street musicians were photographed all over the capital as they played and sang.

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BARBARA CHANDLER'S LONDON

Barbara Chandler's London was at the West Soho Gallery in 1997, and featured a quirky view of life in the capital: its people and its buildings. Many of these images are now in LOVE LONDON, on show in Habitat on Regent Street during September, 2008. Barbara has included London images taken at a later date.
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THE HIDDEN HEART OF HACKNEY

Pictures of Hackney people and places were shown in Broadway Market in 1999/2000.
Barbara had photographed a little heart graffitted onto a corrugated door in Hackney, whilst visiting the organisers of the Hidden Art of Hackney, who then kindly made available an empty shop for her show.

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LOVE

This exhibition was shown in the Nick Allen Gallery in London for Valentine's Day 2004.

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CELEBRATION

Celebration! (August-September 2012) was at Pitfield London, an eclectic gallery, shop and restaurant owned and curated by textile designer Paul Brewster and interior designer Shaun Clarkson. The show featured photographs taken during the years of the Royal Wedding, the Silver Jubilee and the Olympics (2011-2012), out on the streets and in the parks and on the riverbanks of London, when flags were flying, the bunting was out, and people waited patiently to see processions, pageants and performers, and celebrated with picnics, music and dance. The show also included older photographs celebrating London's fashion, carnivals, street musicians and entertainers, and the general capacity of Londoners to have a good time in their own and sometimes a little eccentric fashion. Photographs were also presented on products designed in-house by Pitfield – silk cushions, bone china plates, a lampshade, chairs, postcards and tea towels.

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JOY OF DESIGN

Joy of Design was a show of close-on 70 photographs at Designjunction, one of the four major events of the London Design Festival in September 2013. Joy of Design featured designers and design personalities – some big names, some relatively unknown – which Barbara Chandler had photographed over many years in the course of her work as a specialist design writer for publications such as the London Evening Standard. For more details, please visit www.joyofdesign.net

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2020 VISION

20 20 VISION in September 2014 at Earls Court exhibition hall celebrated 20 years of 100% Design, a leading design show within the London Design Festival. Barbara Chandler selected 20 designers who had shown at 100% Design over the years, from all periods of the show, and photographed each one in a way that reflects their work and surroundings. The photographs were on display at the show, each with accompanying text written by Barbara.

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