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Bruce Weber X David Bailey

Thursday 12 September 2013

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Two of the world’s greatest photographers use new Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture the spirit of Harlem in unique collaboration to be showcased in London.

Bruce Weber and David Bailey, two of the most respected photographers in the world, are to exhibit a unique collaboration that has captured the spirit and soul of Harlem, New York. The exhibition will take place in the Nicholls & Clarke Building in Shoreditch and be open to the public between 13-21 September. Entry will be free.

The pair visited the most iconic sites in Harlem and used the unique capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Camera Grip to bring to life every day street scenes in the famous New York community. These images will be featured in exhibitions scheduled to take place globally this year. The project in Harlem in July was the first time Mr Weber had used a digital camera of any sort for his work and the first time he had partnered on a project with long-time friend David Bailey.

Bruce Weber and David Bailey in Harlem. Taken on a Nokia Lumia 1020

Mr Weber said: “My favourite neighbourhood in New York City is Harlem. To show my pal David Bailey from England around the neighbourhood the Nokia Lumia 1020 caught everybody’s eyes. And we caught theirs. It works!”

Mr Bailey added: “I was born in East London so it is great that this exhibition will be given its global debut a stone’s throw away from where I first started making pictures. The exhibition shows how you can blow up the images we have made on the Nokia Lumia 1020 as big as a professional digital camera.”


With 41 megapixels, ZEISS optics, and optimised image stabilization – the Nokia Lumia 1020 establishes a new benchmark in smartphone imaging. It simplifies the controls previously reserved for professionals, and reinvents zoom to help people capture, edit and share better photos with ease.

“The Nichols & Clarke Building is the perfect urban space to exhibit the work of two of the world’s greatest photographers, said Mark Newton, VP, Nokia Brand and Marketing Creative, Nokia. “Unlike any smartphone in the market today, the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. But don’t take my word for it – come to the exhibition and see for yourselves.”

Weber and Bailey spent 24 hours in Harlem in July on a quest to capture the heart and soul of New York’s vibrant community. Consumers will also be asked to submit their own photos to capture city spirit to create an online image library.

Find out more here.