Belgravia

by Karen knorr

2015

$73.00

Belgravia by Karen Knorr. First edition first impression large format hardback in new condition. In protective transparent jacket. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Belgravia

Karen Knorr’s Belgravia, describes through images and accompanying quotes, class and power amongst the international and wealthy during the beginning of Thatcherism in London. Belgravia describes the ‘everyday’ of a privileged minority. Whilst historically, portraiture of the upper classes has tended to be flattering. The combination of portraits and quotes from the subjects recorded during their sessions, brings Knorr’s work closer to satire. Karen says “Belgravia is a cosmopolitan and rich neighbourhood in London. My parents lived in Belgravia and the second image of the series is a photograph of my mother and grandmother in the front room of our “maisonette” on Lowndes Square. Yet the photographs are not about individuals but about a group of people and their ideas during a particular time in history. They are “non-potrtraits” in that they do not aim to flatter or to show the “truth” of these people. People are not named and remain anonymous.”

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