Bristol Exhibition Poster
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An A2 poster of Jem Southam's upcoming exhibition in Bristol this year.
On show at Society Cafe from July - December 2023, the exhibition showcases Southam's striking images of Bristol harbour from the 1970s. The collection serves as a historical document, capturing the city's industrial revolution and the transformative impact of time.
Shot along Bristol's harbourside between 1978 and 1983, The Harbour chronicles a period of significant change for the city which reflects the wider experience of loss and regeneration in Britain at the time. After centuries during which the harbour was a central hub of the commerce of the city and great generator of its wealth, through fair and foul means, they had largely fallen silent.
In The Harbour Southam documents the disused and neglected infrastructure. It is an archival record of the architectural landscape rather than meditation on loss.