People in London: One Photographer. Five Years. The Life of a City
By: Richard Slater
London is one of the world’s greatest cities. Filled with people of all races, religions and nationalities, and packed with energy, it is a dynamic melting pot and a colourful testimony to the human spirit.
Over five years, photographer Richard Slater has traversed the streets of the city, photographing, meeting and talking with ordinary Londoners from all walks of life. The result is this rich and vibrant celebration of London in its many different guises.
Accompanied by a major exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society starting in September 2014, the book features London’s tribes – whether identified by class, wealth, or taste; the extraordinary number of faith groups; the population’s diversity of race and ethnicity; the creative and political life of London’s streets; the numerous festivals and celebrations that take place throughout the year; and, finally, the many surprises that lie hidden within the metropolis. Utterly unique, People in London is a celebration of diversity, and a love letter to this great city.
People in London is a brilliant illustration of why London is the most exciting city in the world and brings this fantastic place to glorious, colourful life.
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London