ICONIC LONDON 2012

At the end of last year Instagramers London presented Iconic London 2012, A Unique Perspective of London During 2012 at The Old Truman Brewery. This magnificent exhibition showcased thirty leading members of the London mobile photography community, each showing six works from 2012 that had mainly been captured on their mobile devices and then shared on Instagram.

Instagramers London @igerslondon formed in early 2011 and are part of the global Instagramers.com network of mobile photography communities using the Instagram app. It was founded by Jess Macdonald @missunderground and Debs Coady @chelseadebs, who among many other things since its beginning, have organised many Instameets, where the London mobile community can get together and share their experiences and in turn can share with all of the other Instagramers communities which have now formed all over the world.

Iconic London 2012 is the second exhibition they have put on. It lasted for five days in December and pulled in an enormous crowd, from avid mobile photographers to people just interested in the cause and, with a well chosen east London location, the numbers just poured in. The event had been sponsored by Photobox who are Europe’s leading online digital photo service who provided all photographic printing, mounting and framing for the artists.

Each artist involved had chosen six works that made 2012 special for them. What is fascinating about smart photography is that it continues to be diverse and push boundaries and this show was evidence of that. Volume’s photo editor Robin Pope was invited to show at Iconic London 2012, his excellent group included three black and white and three colour street photographs from London.  Photos: Robin Pope