Londoners at Home:
The Way We Live Now
Milan Svanderlik, Gerald S Burnett (Redaktion)
In addition to addressing the question, ‘WHERE do we live?’, perhaps the most obvious dimension of Londoners at Home, the project goes on to consider, through 64 topics, ‘WHO do we live with?’, ‘WHAT do we do?’, ‘WHENCE did we come?’, and ‘HOW are we different?’ and a wide variety of sitters has contributed to the substantial commentary that now offers extensive and illuminating answers to these existential questions. However, Londoners at Home always aimed to comprise wholly non-judgmental observations of some of the denizens of our vast, capital city and the accumulated images and stories have, as was originally hoped, built into a fascinating tableau of the way we Londoners live now, in the second decade of the 21st century.
The Photographer, Milan Svanderlik, is a veteran observer of the extraordinary diversity and beauty of nature, people and life in general. Londoners at Home: The Way We Live Now is the final part of a major project, The London Trilogy. Part I, 100 Faces of London, was exhibited in central London in 2012, with Part II, Outsiders in London, following in 2015.
Gerald Stuart Burnett was born to émigré Scottish parents in a small Cheshire market town. Graduating from the University of Stirling, he went on to the University of Nottingham before pursuing a long career in the Education Service. Gerald’s project role has been primarily as editor, painstakingly reworking the text of each ‘story’ into its current form.