‘Life on the Road’ photography exhibition by Tom Hunter
Tom Hunter is showing 111 never before exhibited images in the Life on the Road exhibition at London College of Communication – last day today!
We went along to catch the final exhibition day of work by photographers Tom Hunter, Dave Fawcett and filmmaker Andrew Gaston. They collectively have managed to capture a remarkable moment in time in the 1990s, when young people travelled around Europe in a variety of vehicles adapted as homes, forming transitory communities based around festivals, music and a shared rejection of the increasingly consumerist values of Western society.
Travelling in decommissioned buses and vans, these new explorers constructed a vision of a kind of utopia, which is now embedded in our collective memory of the 1990s. From Hunter’s documentary of everyday life on the road, to Fawcett’s meticulous record of traveller buses, and Gaston’s elegiac footage of parties, this exhibition, which is an integral part of UAL Green Week, is both celebration and memorial.
Life on the Road is a Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) project, made in partnership with UAL and LCC as part of Green Week, 2014. Sponsored by The Wilson Centre for Photography.
The exhibition is open until 5pm today, in the Upper Street Gallery of the LCC building, SE1 6SB. If you have not been able to make it along to this show, then do check out the work published in the book Le Crowbar, by Here Press.