Iain McKell’s An American Prayer

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Photo: Iain McKell Series: An American Prayer, 2014

Photo: Iain McKell
Series: An American Prayer, 2014

Tomorrow evening in London, iconic subcultural photographer Iain McKell will be showing a selection his new new worked named ‘An American Prayer’. Taken over a three week period last year, with a focus on a 72 hour coach journey from New York to LA, Iain McKell’s photographs of his trip are raw, honest and tarred with melancholy.

McKell embarks on a pilgrimage to what has been described as ‘the entrance to the underworld’ that is Los Angeles, revealing the underbelly that revolves underneath its blue skied surface.

The photos posses a kind of brutal human honesty exploring the essences of outsiderness and the individual which have existed simultaneously throughout McKells career which has spanned three decades.

Earlier this year we spoke to Steve Terry of Wild Life Press about the re emergence of McKell’s book Sub Culture which documented the Two Tone and Suede Head scene in Britain during the late 70s which you can read here.

Over 100 photos will be shown at this Salon evening starting at 7pm and ending at 11pm.

Curated by Roisin McQueirns.

More Information can be found here.

Iain McKell : An American Prayer.

7-11pm

The Wanstead Tap

Arch 352 Winchelsea Road Forest Gate, e7 0aq London
Photo: Iain McKell Series: An American Prayer, 2014

Photo: Iain McKell
Series: An American Prayer, 2014

 

 

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