Stomping Grounds photography exhibition at Museum of London
26 May 2016
Stomping Grounds photography exhibition is opening Friday 27 May at the Museum of London. This exhibition captures London’s eclectic social scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. From New Romantics at the famous Blitz club in Covent Garden and Rockabillies in Elephant and Castle to wrestling matches at Battersea Arts Centre and punks on the Kings Road – life in London is reflected through its ‘scenes’ and subcultures.
Despite being a freelance photographer for over 30 years Scott-Stewart’s work is relatively unknown. This exhibition brings to light 38 photographs alongside ephemera to reveal some of his best personal projects at that time. Anna Sparham, Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London, said: “Dick Scott-Stewart was an accomplished professional photographer who mastered the challenges of black and white film image-making."
These images offer a fascinating glimpse into different social groups during the late 70s and post-punk era in London. He held great respect for his subjects, recognising and identifying with people on the periphery and his images collectively present a real sense of identity and belonging.
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