Tom Hunter: Unheralded Stories, Mead Gallery
Unheralded Stories is a series of photographs by Tom Hunter that continue his exploration of his neighbourhood in Hackney through the imagery of iconic paintings. He weaves the epic narrative tableaux of artists like Delacroix and Gericault into the east London landscape, to describe the local myths, covert struggles and secret dreams of its inhabitants which are typical of any community, the world over.
Photographs are presented in pairs; the calm serenity of the smaller images is a counterpoint to the drama of the larger works. By evoking the gestures and mannerisms of old masters, Hunter commemorates local stories, known only to the people of Hackney but which resonate in communities across the world.