An exhibition of prolific photographer David Bailey’s work has opened at Heni in Soho. The exhibition marks the launch of King’s X which brings together two of his books — King’s Cross and Street People King’s Cross — for a limited edition slipcase, dedicated to the area in which Bailey has lived for over 20 years.
The two books both present an alternative view of the King’s Cross area, one through street photography and the other through Bailey famed portraiture. Street People King’s Cross was initially commissioned by The Big Issue in 1999 as a project documenting homelessness and showcases Bailey’s aptitude for capturing unexpected aspects of his subjects. King’s Cross on the other hand focusses on the ever-changing landscape of the area, combined with a piece written by former photographic critic for_ The Financial Times_ Francis Hodgson, the book highlights London as a city that’s changing rapidly.
The accompanying exhibition opened yesterday and will run until 29 October at Heni in Soho. Collectable editions of the cityscapes will be available for purchase as well as signed and numbered copies of King’s X, accompanied by a tote bag designed by Bailey. For every copy sold, a £10 donation will be made to a charity working with the homeless.
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