PROJECT – Portraits of Culture

This project was shot on a single roll of film, which was where the idea really grew from. I love the physicality of film, and this film travelled with me around London to capture the facades of 36 cultural institutions and galleries. Some are more familiar than others, and I ended the project with a commercial gallery as a juxtaposition to the many charitable organisations that define London’s cultural landscape.

Taken with my Olympus Trip 35 on Agfa Vista 400 film

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I had a lurking anxiety during the process of shooting this single roll of film that I had not wound on enough at the beginning, and that the first shot would not come out. After my “last” shot I went to the National Gallery again and tried the shutter button. Here is the final 37th shot.

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National Gallery • National Portrait Gallery
London Transport Museum • British Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum • Natural History Museum
Science Museum • Tate Britain
Imperial War Museum Lambeth • Design Museum Shad Thames
The Photographers’ Gallery • Richmond Museum
The Courtauld Gallery • Tate Modern
Museum of London • Guildhall Art Gallery
Bank of England Museum • Sir John Soane’s Museum
Hungarian Museum • Wellcome Collection
The Wallace Collection • Whitechapel Gallery
The Geffrye Museum • V&A Museum of Childhood
Serpentine Gallery • Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Royal Academy of Arts • Institute of Contemporary Art
Household Cavalry Museum • IWM Churchill War Rooms
The Queen’s Gallery • The Foundling Museum
The Jewish Museum • Barbican Centre (Art Gallery)
Fashion and Textile Museum • White Cube Bermondsey
National Gallery

©Jennifer Schussler

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