‘Reality Football’ exhibition focuses on grassroots game
An exhibition has opened in London charting iconic images from the UK’s grassroots football community.
Photographer Alan Powdrill and the printspace gallery together are hosting ‘Reality Football’ which will be showcased in the East End showroom until 13 July.
The exhibition depicts teams as diverse as the Hackney Martians from London and Unreal Madrid from Manchester. In contrast to the World Cup, where the best paid players of the globe compete for the trophy, the artist seeks to set up an antidote focusing on straightforward and ordinary men of every hue, shape, size and skill. The show focuses on the unsung heroes and dreamers who week-in week-out live out Match of the Day fantasies for nothing but their love for the game.
Heavily influenced by master practitioners ranging from August Sander to Richard Avedon, the images have a simplistic graphic approach and a palette lending more than a nod to William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
For more information visit www.realityfootball.org