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Nightingale exhibits art at Royal London Hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:19 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010

by Allie Anderson LONDON photographer Victoria Nightingale is exhibiting her Hidden Hospital portraits in the lobby of the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. Victoria follows her recent exposure of life around Peckham with a poignant representa

by Allie Anderson

LONDON photographer Victoria Nightingale is exhibiting her 'Hidden Hospital' portraits in the lobby of the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.

Victoria follows her recent exposure of life around Peckham with a poignant representation of the lives of those who work behind the scenes at the hospital, under a general 'gift of life' theme.

Following a residency at the Whitechapel Gift Shop, an artists' space set between the site of the old and new hospital buildings, Victoria was inspired to undertake the project in order to highlight the hospital's work.

She says: "I wanted to do something original, to show something that is tricky to access and make it accessible."

Each individual portrait captures a real life story in the style which has become synonymous with Victoria's work, and is accompanied by a brief introduction to the subject.

Producer and Curator, Claire Quinn, describes the portraits as both 'traditional and modern'. She says: "The set of images depict diverse and often unsuspecting professions vital to the hospital's success, disarming preconceptions and expanding our ideas of what healthcare means and does."

The exhibition is located on the ground floor of the hospital, adjacent to the reception. It is showing now and runs until Friday 6 February.

For more information see www.victorianightingale.com


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