Homeless in Hollywood: An exhibition by Steven Berkoff
Monday 25th February - Monday 15th April, Store Opening Times
English actor Steven Berkoff will showcase a previously unseen collection of photography entitled ‘Homeless in Hollywood’ at the Wex Photo Gallery this month. The fascinating body of work, featuring 40 photographs shot on film from 2000 to the present day, represents a modern look at the contradictory lifestyles in the Hollywood area. Taking an alternate view of those who make their homes in this renowned fashionable location, Berkoff explores a world of hope and happiness amongst those usually hidden from the public eye.
‘Homeless in Hollywood’ will be held from Monday 25 February to Monday 15 April 2019 at the Wex Photo Video Gallery in London E1, with free entry. The photographic exhibition will be accompanied by a documentary-style film showing Steven interviewing the characters featured in the images.
Berkoff originally took an interest in photography in the mid-1960s, taking candid shots of his local community in East London on his Rolleiflex camera, on which he continues to shoot today. ‘Homeless in Hollywood’ will be the second time the actor has ever exhibited his photographic work publicly, and the first time he has held an exhibition in London.
Captured over the last two decades, the photographs portray a municipal of people making the most of their situations and forming communities. Berkoff explains, “The juxtaposition between the lights and glamour of Los Angeles, and the homeless who make their lives on the streets, shows that determination rivals ignorance. This project denotes a more realistic view of the city known for its beautiful people; showcasing a more relatable community.”
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