Location: Gallery@OXO, OXO Tower, South Bank, London
About this event
The exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of Roadpeace, a campaigning charity that supports the victims of road incidents but also pushes for improved standards and a better understanding of the issue.
Back in 2003, Paul Wenham-Clarke, course leader for MA Photography at AUB, made a major photographic project exploring the subject, called When Lives Collide, which was widely covered in the media. The original work created quite a stir, as the images included re-enactments of real-life road incidents as described by those involved.
The new work, When Lives Collide 2023, is in its own way equally challenging, as Paul has made a series of emotional portraits in which road crash survivors and or bereaved family members tell their stories whilst under the eye of the lens. Capturing raw emotions in high resolution and under studio lighting, the images serve as a window into the souls of these poor people who've experienced, for real, everyone’s worst nightmare.