A CREATIVE COLLECTION OF LONDONERS STORIES TOLD THROUGH POETIC DECLARATIONS SMEARED ON OCCUPIED HOUSES AND FENCES
Born in 1944, Roger Perry was an English photo-journalist with a passion for documenting culture and popular art. In 1968 he began to photograph musicians for Time Out magazine, while he was fascinated by the thriving music scene in London with the styles and personalities that were inside. In 1976 he launched his book “The writing on the wall”, which became a big success. Graffiti represented in his photographs are the roots of what we are used to today. The photo book is now the testimony of what happened in the late sixties and early seventies in London with the birth of the street art. Perry’s report opens a window on the English countercultural scene, where the walls were a blank canvas. The work outlines the framework for a socially conscious city that has much to tell. London is shown in black and white, in surrealism, in its true spirit and with the angrily scrawled in a period of severe austerity.