8 – 30 August


Visiting Messums London is by appointment


Neal Slavin b.1941 is a world-respected photographer and film director. He has photographed celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Barbara Streisand. In 1993 he was asked to produce the first official Christmas card of President and Mrs Clinton. However, he is best known for his group portraits series that celebrate the reasons why and how people congregate. This could not be a more appropriate consideration as we look back to a period of self-isolation and forward to the time when we can congregate together.

In 1986 Neal Slavin was commissioned by the then England’s NMPFT (National Museum of Film, Photography & Television) to create a now iconic series of Polaroids that captured the reasons and how groups came together in the UK.