Join us in the Bookshop to meet photographer Marc Vallée who will be in conversation with Kate O’Neill to launch his latest zine The Graffiti Trucks of London. (https://marcvallee.co.uk/The-Graffiti-Trucks-of-London).
“Yet as battered box vans trundle through the city’s centres of finance and commerce, graffiti writers have once again hijacked the circulatory system of the metropolis for their own ends: their cryptic codenames jostling for attention with the signs and signifiers of capital. Marc Vallée’s photographs capture this inadvertent outcome of a shifting interplay of subcultural style and social control.” (From the text accompanying The Graffiti Trucks of London by Dr. Theo Kindynis)
Thursday 5 July 2018, 18.00 - 20.00.
Free event, no booking.
Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work is focused on contemporary youth culture within the context of the "neoliberal city". Tate Britain, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of London and the Martin Parr Collection hold his zines and photobooks in their collections. The Museum of London also holds a selection of Marc’s prints in its photographs collection which are currently on show at the museums London Nights exhibition.
Theo Kindynis is a criminologist and lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research focusses on the interrelationships between urban space, crime and social control.
Kate O’Neill is a director of The Old Girl's Club, co-founder of The Precursor Project and Marketing & Partnerships manager at Metro Imaging.
Signed copies of The Graffiti Trucks of London can be pre-ordered here.