Mike Seaborne is Curator of the Historic Photographs Collection at the Museum of London, and has photographed London extensively. The main focus of his work in the 1980s was Docklands, an area on the verge of undergoing a major transformation.
In the late 1990s, together with two other photographers he produced a continuous photographic panorama of the Thames from London Bridge to Greenwich. This project was inspired by a panorama of the same stretch produced for the Port of London Authority in 1937; both feature in the book, London's Riverscape: Lost & Found, published in July 2000.
Switching from black & white to colour at the end of the 1980s, Seaborne began a series of projects concerned with contemporary urban and environmental issues in London. These have included the River Thames, the City of London, London Landmarks, Inner-city Tower Blocks and Suburban Shopping Centres.
His latest project is on the issue of affordable housing in London, ranging from 19th century 'model dwellings' to the latest public/private partnerships and high-tech housing designs.
Seaborne's photographs have been widely exhibited and published. He was Second Prize winner in the 1998 'London Photograph of the Year Award' and was nominated for the 2000 'Citibank Photography Prize'. He has also written several books on photography, including 'Photographers' London', the only published survey of London photographers to date, which features five of the photographers in this show.
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