london: here we are

© dafydd jones– magdalen commemoration ball, oxford [1988]

burberry hasn't exactly been shy in flaunting its british roots, and since launching cultural events that celebrate homegrown creative talent in 2016, the luxury brand also seems to be building a tradition that cleverly equals a soft marketing strategy. opening on mon – sep 18 at old sessions house, a grand and newly opened historic venue in london's clerkenwell area, is an exhibition that very timely coincides with its catwalk show at the upcoming edition of london fashion week. it's entitled here we are, and presents works of more than 30 of the best social and documentary photographers from the past century. the exhibition is curated by burberry's creative director christopher bailey and chief creative officer lucy kumara moore with photographer alasdair mclellan as their co-curator. mind you, the latter will have over 70 of his images on display, and these are joined by work of other top photographers, including dafydd jones, martin parr, ken russell and brian griffin. location: old sessions house, 22 clerkenwell green [clerkenwell].

© alasdair mclellan – belfast [2005] + martin parr, magnum photos, rocket gallery  o'connell bridge, dublin [1981]