The Mews Gallery, Mews of Mayfair announces the first public exhibition by up and coming photographer Jamie Lumley. The exhibition, entitled Prayer Flags and Goal Posts, is a series of photographs that explore the concept of home, taking inspiration from Lumley's home town, London, and the time he recently spent in Nepal with his mother, following on from the Gurkha Justice Campaign.
As the official photographer for the Ghurkha Justice Campaign on a trip in July of this year, Jamie was touched by the way in which he was welcomed as extended family by the Nepalese people and invited to think of Nepal as an extension of his own homeland. In 'Prayer Flags and Goal Posts' Lumley captures the spirit of this home and contrasts it with striking images of his hometown London and also of Scotland.
Jamie explains the thoughts behind his work: "The spirit of the Nepalese people was crystalised for me during a visit to the Namaste Children's House in Pokhara. Despite their patent lack of material possessions and relative poverty, the warmth and positivity of the kids and their contentedness flooded through. I was struck by the obvious disparity between this life and the one we lead".
A percentage of the sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Nepalese orphanage, the Namaste Children's House in Pokhara.
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Notes to editors
The Gurkha Justice Campaign , championed by Joanna Lumley, succeeded in obtaining UK settlement rights for the Gurkha ex-servicemen. Jamie Lumley's grandfather, Joanna Lumley's father, Major James Lumley, served in the 6th Gurkha Rifles during the Second World War.