Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London / Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm
Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm
Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London
In conversation with Laura Braun, Dawn Lyon and Karen McQuaid
Métier, small businesses in London, is a book by photographer Laura Braun about small-scale independent and specialist businesses in London and the people who run them. In a time when the high-streets of London are taking on a more and more corporate character, this book about independent traders offers an unusual and interesting perspective on this city and an insight into the working lives of people who strongly identify with their occupation. Over 6 years Laura Braun slowly added to this collection of portraits and interior photographs of very individual London businesses. Her subjects are people with fascinating lives shaped by their longterm involvement with their line of work and business. The spaces they work in reveal interesting details about the persons inhabiting them and the work they do.
Laura will be talking to sociologist Dawn Lyon and photography curator Karen McQuaid about the project and the making of the book.