’40 Music Venues’ Photo Project by Alex Amorós – Save Our Venues.

’40 Music Venues’ Photo Project by Alex Amorós – Save Our Venues.

’40 Music Venues’ Photo Project. A new photobook by Alex Amorós sheds light on the uncertain future of many cherished cultural venues across the UK and is campaigning to raise money in support.

In the wake of multiple lockdowns and the pandemic on going globally, many cultural institutions have suffered at the forefront of minimized admission numbers and full closure. 

British photographer, director and musician, Alex Amorós new book aims to not only raise money but act as a tool for remembrance of the much loved music venues across the UK in order to keep the famed locations alive and well long after the pandemic.

Save Our Venues is a campaign that includes fundraising events online such as; live-stream concerts, crowdfunding for individual grassroots venues and a national fund.

Beginning by taking photos of the venues on his daily allocated lockdown walk, Alex has previously also worked on other photographic projects with social documentary and music influence.

He chatted with IMAGO to tell the full story of his new project and how you can get involved to help out with raising awareness and funds for the cause. 

Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues

During Lockdown 2.0, I decided to begin a passion project to depict the regulatory impact on 40 live music venues across London. I did the project in about three weeks all on foot through the city.

I have considered it important to promote the precarious situation in which many industries find themselves. The music industry itself not only employs a huge amount of people, but is the heart and soul of the London; giving joy to many and bringing people together. 

Live Music has shaped so much of my life from working in the venues to playing myself. I wanted to give something back & show support in whatever way I can.

This project will support the ´Save Our Venues´ campaign and in the following weeks, I will release a photobook with pre-orders available here.

Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues

Live Music Venues featured: Paper Dress Vintage, The Lexington, Oslo, Moth Club, Helgi’s, Hackney Empire, The Oval Space, The Sebright Arms, Strongroom, The Old Blue Last, The Macbeth, The Victoria Dalston, The Shacklewell Arms, Earth Hackney, The Dublin Castle, The Good Mixer, Electric Ballroom, The Hawley Arms, The Finsbury Pub, The Waiting Room, Windmill Brixton, 02 Kentish Town, 02 Brixton Academy, Electric Brixton, Nothing Hill Arts Club, Mascara Bar, The Fiddler’s Elbow, The Lock Tavern, Spiritual Bar, Camden Assembly, Camden Roundhouse, The Monarch, Ronnie Scott’s, The Blues Kitchen, Underworld, The Garage, The Hope & Anchor, Nambucca, 100 Club & The Social.

Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
Photo: Alex Amorós/40 Music Venues
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See the full collection for this and other projects on Alex’s Website or follow him on Instagram.

To Pre-order the “40 Music Venues” book check out the link Here.

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