Middlesex University senior lecturer Gavin Fernandes has contributed to an ambitious Olympic themed photography exhibition which has just opened in two locations - Victoria Park and Oxford Street.
Gavin’s image of Sabrina Kalfau from the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is being used as part of The World in London display demonstrating London’s diversity. The exhibition, organised by The Photographers’ Gallery, brings together portraits of 204 Londoners each originating from one of the nations competing in the London 2012 Games.
Senior lecturer in fashion design, styling and promotion Gavin Fernandes said: “It has been inspiring to be involved in The World in London as the project really does communicate London’s remarkable cultural diversity, and how this has been represented, and celebrated optimistically to coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Sabrina Kalfau originates from a small village called Paunangisu in the north of the main island Efate and lived in the capital Port Villa until she was 12 years old before emigrating to the United Kingdom.
The senior lecturer in fashion design, styling and promotion photographed Sabrina on location at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Gavin recalls: “It was a bright morning, I chose to relocate the shoot outside the museum’s main entrance to utilise the soft, low sunlight which conveyed a positive mood to a late-January, cold winter day.”
Gavin has taken part in two previous Photographers’ Gallery exhibitions.
The exhibition take place in:
Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July - 12 August 2012
Park House, 453 - 497 Oxford Street, London, W1: 27 July - 30 August 2012
Gavin's image is available to view on The Photographers' Gallery website.