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The Collection

Olympic Barriers

What:

Photography

When:

Where:

Olympics area

Who:

Jim Thorp

Jim Thorp is a photographer concerned with recording the ongoing East End and Olympic site degeneration / transformation and related displacement phenomena.

He had previously taken photographs on his commute by bicycle from Chingford to the City via Hackney Marshes and his interest in the changing area re-emerged when he took on an allotment plot near his current residence in Hertfordshire and heard of the celebrated plight of Manor Gardens allotments, now evicted from the Olympic Park area. As with many other artists the big blue fence appeared to Jim as a symbol of exclusion and inspired him to depict it as such alongside attempting to create a record of the places and people that would be displaced as a result.
www.jimthorpimages.co.uk