Brixton photographer’s orchestra images win gold

man playing musical instrument in street market
© Michael Wharley 2022

Locally based photographer Michael Wharley has won gold in the documentary section of this year’s Association of Photographers awards for his series of portraits of Brixton Chamber Orchestra musicians.

“A local of 17 years myself, I photographed Brixton Chamber Orchestra’s diverse, characterful group of young, classically trained musicians – many local – in a series of portraits that aimed to showcase both them and a vibrant, modern Brixton, while sensitively tracing connections to local history,” he said.

“I wanted to create elegant portraits of music being made in non-traditional local spaces that also showed those places in a rich, full detail revealing them in a new light and, through a sensitive choice of setting, to explore BCO’s place at the heart of positive change in the area.”

More about the awards

Brixton Chamber Orchestra

See Michael’s website for more images and details of the project – Classical Beats on Brixton Streets

Blog interview with Michael

© Michael Wharley 2022
© Michael Wharley 2022
© Michael Wharley 2022
© Michael Wharley 2022

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