A collection of images, photographs and films exploring London through the eyes of young creatives today.

What Is Your London? For many, the idea of London conjures up postcard pictures: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace.

However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated. That isn’t the reality for people living here today.

Visit a collection of images from 50 young creatives exploring the subject of London and what the city means to them.

The film screenings are part of Reasons to be Cheerful, a collection of shorts which highlight the positive aspects of the lives and communities of young Londoners.

Curated by Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, Financial Times) and Max Ferguson (Director of Photography, Port Magazine).

Exhibition events

Onefive: Fail Safe

Wed 11 Dec, 10.30am-1pm

Onefive are creating a space where it’s okay to fail. Some of the best work comes from failure and we plan on embracing that. Come along if you’re in a creative rut, struggling to find inspiration or even just keen on meeting some like-minded creatives.

Includes: Music – Advice – Good conversation – Non-cringe networking

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On entering the creative industries with Magnum Photos

Wed 11 Dec, 6-7pm

An evening talk and Q&A exploring the challenges of starting a career in the photography and navigating the creative industries faced by emerging practitioners.

Chaired by Emma Bowkett.

Speakers include:

  • Flore Adèle-Gau (Visual Communication Consultant)
  • Sophie Gladstone (Photographer)
  • Markn (Photographer)
  • Max Ferguson (Photography Director, Port Magazine)

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The background

The images and films as part of this exhibition were created by 50 young creatives aged 18-24 who took part in two Creativity Works programmes:

  1. Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling is co-designed by Magnum Photos in partnership with the HudsonBec Group and a brief from It's Nice That, Anyways and Lecture in Progress to nurture the next generation of image makers
  2. Creativity Works: Content Production works with budding content and video producers to create work in response to a live brief from 4Creative at Channel 4

Through workshops, development sessions, crits and mentoring from industry expert the two groups learnt new skills and developed their ideas to deliver this final response.

Find out more about Creativity Works here.

Creativity Works is a Mayor’s Fund for London programme, supported by Berkeley Foundation and Citi Foundation, and delivered by Create Jobs at A New Direction.

Visual Storytelling was also supported by Arts Council England, and co-delivered by Magnum Photos in partnership with the HudsonBec Group and with in-kind support by Wex Photo Video, Fujifilm UK and Newspaper Club.