Giles Price

Jul 12, 2012


Taken over two years in the run up to London 2012, Giles Price’s currently exhibited series E20 12: Under Construction is the only set of photographs to document the development’s progress of the Olympic Park. They combine a series of exclusive, large-format and minutely detailed, aerial images of the Park, with arresting portraits of its workforce.

The aerial landscapes are produced with the aid of the latest camera technology and, by pushing the boundaries of the language of satellite-imaging, they allow the viewer to experience a new way of seeing the construction of the site.

Conversely, Price’s portraits of the construction workers introduce us to those, often-ignored, characters responsible for delivering the iconic Olympic Park and reconnect us to the human element of this landmark
architectural, cultural and sporting project.

Together these photographs create a comprehensive, twofold narrative of the rebirth of East London, illustrating the immediate impact of the Olympics and offering an insight into the potential extent of its legacy.

To get another insight into the preparations of the Olympics: read our interview with award-winning set designer, Es Devlin, who is working on the opening and closing ceremony of the London Olympics.

The Crossing, The Granary Building

Giles Price

June 26th – August 13th, 2012
1 Granary Square
N1C 4AA London