England

Londoner’s Stories: Perspectives Through Art

Camille Kott is a student at Arizona State University and an ISA Photo Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in London, England

While walking through London, England, past its corners and turns, you realize there’s life on the walls. The culture thrives on creativity. Different kinds of pieces will catch your eye, even when you aren’t looking for them. A passion for the arts has been alive and well in this city for decades.

 

London’s V&A Museum, “So you say you want a Revolution?” Exhibit, quote on the wall, depicting the relevance of art and culture through the words of Jon Sinclair.

Freedom of expression allows voices to be heard and stories to be told. There are no limits to the amount of lives you can learn about from the walls of London.

In the alley ways of Shoreditch, London you can find thousands of graffiti lining the streets. Here, a young artist is beginning leaving his story for others to see.

Each story is different and left up to interpretation.

Not only is visual art abundant for us to learn from; there’s music as well. Here is a singing group making a video in Shoreditch.

People think of art as an outlet, as inspiration, as a way to create a sense of belonging–not only for themselves but for others.

 

Many people like to leave their mark on places, to remember, or even to come back to (Shoreditch, London).

 

People make art to promote happiness, and spread kindness throughout the world and throughout London (Shoreditch, London).

The street artists of London reiterate that stories are meant to be shared–to teach lessons, to help others, and to help ourselves learn about culture and freedom.

London is a place where people come to learn and live. The diverse atmosphere allows art to be seen and loved. (London’s V&A Museum, “So you say you want a Revolution?” Exhibit, quote on the wall by Andy Warhol showing the view of an artist, and a book store in Notting Hill describing cities).

The world awaits…discover it.

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