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Londoners through a lens 29 July, 2009

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I never manage to get to as many exhibitions as I would like to in London, there are always so many things to see and do, and time just slips by.  But this forthcoming exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery has made it onto my ‘must-see’ list.  Opening on 14th August, Londoners Through a Lens takes another look at the capital, but this time with the emphasis on its inhabitants, from the famous figures to the everyday people.

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Image credit: Winter Plunge
3rd October 1935: Determined early morning swimmers prepare to dive into the waters of the lido in London’s Hyde Park, seemingly oblivious to the wintry temperatures. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Following on from last year’s show, London Through a Lens, the images range from 1900-1990 and celebrate the lives of a huge range of people from these wartime evacuees, (below) sheltering in an underground station right through to to a typically extrovert Elton John photographed in the 1970’s.

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Image credit: On The Stairs
People asleep on the escalators of an underground station in London during an air raid. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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Image Credit: Amazing Elton
Musician and singer Elton John performing a handstand on his piano, London 1972. (Photo by Terry O’Neill/Getty Images)

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