Daylight Robbery

22 June - 26 June

11:00 -18:00

What value do we place on natural light? Andy Billman’s new photographic series documents the bricked-up windows of London, examining the role that light and air play for our wellbeing in the spaces we inhabit.

Originally photographing overlooked bricked-up windows in appreciation of their visual form, he discovered many of these windows were blocked up to avoid the Georgian-era Window Tax, which stipulated that the more windows one had, the more one had to pay.

The blocked up windows - remnants of a time when a price was actually placed on light and air - have particular resonance with life during lockdown. Over the past year, windows have been a priceless source of wellbeing; offering sunlight, fresh air and a means to interact with the outside world. Beyond reflecting on these visual structures created in the past, the work inspires a greater consideration for light sources we create in our spaces today.

Daylight Robbery is supported by Olympus and Image Print Centre.


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Image: Andy Billman from the photo series \\\'Daylight Robbery\\\'


Bermondsey Project Space

183 – 185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

+44 (0)203 441 5152

The Daylight Robbery exhibition is on the 1st floor, accessible via stairs only. Please ring the doorbell if the door is not already open. Another LFA photo exhibition, \\\\\\\'Power Structures\\\\\\\', will be on the ground floor. If you have any specific access requirements please feel free to call the gallery or get in touch via to discuss beforehand.