Since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Dougie Wallace has been out photographing on the streets of London, capturing the changing moods of the city and its population. The photographs in this editon cover the period April to December 2020.
Dougie Wallace is internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct direct style of expressive street photography. His work is informed by society’s trends and incongruities. He translates what he sees through the lens into wit, criticism and humorous vignettes that convey a distinct point of view.
He attributes his unique vision to his Glasgow up-bringing, which has shaped what is often described as his ‘visually exaggerated’ and ‘hard-edged’ style. This is combined with two decades of living in and around London’s fashionable Shoreditch, witnessing this neighbourhood’s transformation from cultural wasteland to cool Mecca, which has helped him develop an eye for the tragi-comic, messy side of uninhibited human behaviour.
Dougie has won prestigious awards, including the inaugural Magnum Photography Award and exhibited as a solo artist or in joint exhibitions in world-renowned institutions, such as the Royal Academy of Arts summer show. He is a regular guest at photographic festivals. His work has been featured in numerous photography books and, on numerous occasions, in all the leading professional photography magazines and publications.
His work has also been featured in assignments and publications for leading consumer magazines and newspapers, including, The Sunday Times Magazine, D Repubblica, The Economist, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Stern, The Guardian, NYTimes, The Independent, International New York Times, Observer, GQ, Dazed, Hunger, Vice, BBC, CNN, Itsnicethat, Marie Claire, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, El País, Der Spiegel, Macleans, NZZ, Die Tageszeitung, Neon, dS Magazine – De Standaard.
The book is released as a special limited edition of only 100 signed and numbered copies. The initial launch price is £65 but will increase to £80.00 in March 2021.