Here Am I

19 May 2019

Region: London

Jim Grover's latest social documentary project tells the story of the 25 years since women were admitted to the priesthood of the Church of England for the first time.  To tell this story, commissioned by the Bishop of Southwark, Jim Grover followed 12 very different female priests in the Diocese to capture a flavour of the rich diversity of women's ministry.

Jim's project represents key moments in their life, ministry and personal faith. During the project, he recorded in-depth interviews with each of them which combine to form an extraordinary opportunity to explore the female perspective on Church leadership.

Jim has photographed and written many social photo-documentaries, but this is the third to be exhibited at gallery@oxo, and follows last year’s acclaimed "Windrush:  Portrait of a Generation" exhibition and his previous very moving documentary "Of Things Not Seen:  A Year in the Life of a London Priest".

About Jim Grover

Jim Grover is a social-documentary photographer based in Clapham, South London.

Jim's images have appeared in many publications and online including The Times; The Sunday Times; The Observer; the BBC (radio and TV); Sunday Times Travel; The Guardian; The Guardian Magazine; The Daily Telegraph; Time Out; The British Journal of Photography; Black + White Photography; Leica Forum; and many others.

His images have been recognized in various competitions including The Sony World Photography Awards, and the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.  In 2015 he won the ‘Faith Through a Lens’ competition; the judging panel was chaired by the internationally renowned photographer Sir Don McCullin CBE.

His work has appeared in both solo and joint exhibitions.  In May 2018 his solo exhibition in the Oxo Gallery on London’s South Bank, ‘Windrush: Portrait of a Generation’, received extensive media coverage (‘One of 2018’s must see shows…’) and attracted 13,000 visitors. The exhibition is now touring. This followed his March 2016 solo exhibition, ‘Of Things Not Seen’, also exhibited in the Oxo Gallery and at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival.  

Jim will be exhibiting his latest photo-story, ‘Here Am I’, in May-June 2019 in the Oxo Gallery. 8 months in the making, it celebrates the 25th anniversary, in 2019, of the ordination of women in the Church of England. For more details, please visit the dedicated website by clicking here.

The Exhibition

Can be seen at the Oxo Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 0PH.

Jim will be there both weekends and will be happy to chat to fellow RPS Members.

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