Railway Stations of London
To produce a body of photographic images that illustrate the character, and embody the cultural identity of London England--as represented through the architecture of its railway stations.
To identify which rail stations have significance
based upon historical and other cultural information. From this information,
photographic images been made that document and illustrate these
architectural works--during the spring/summer of the year 2001. This body of work will
be assembled into two groupings. First, a traveling exhibition of this work
will be created. Second, an image-based publication will be produced from these
The central London area, and its surrounding areas, will be the geographic focus for this project.
(The table below illustrates some of the candidates for
study: it is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.)
The following British Rail stations will be considered as
subjects for study.
Blackfriars | Cannon Street | City Thameslink
Fenchurch Street | Liverpool Street | London
Moorgate | Old Street
The following historic rail stations will be considered as
subjects for study.
Charing Cross | Euston
Kings Cross | Marylebone
Paddington | St. Pancras | Victoria
The visual form that this work has taken will conveys the beauty and strength of both the architecture, and the society who created these structures.
That is, because the primary means of research
is in visual form, the imagery produced here will be the central theme of
this project. Of course the narrative that will accompany these images will
strongly support the historical and academic bases, from which the underlying
premise for the development of this work has been derived.
The last significant work that was produced regarding
the examination of railway stations in London was published in 1972, with a
reprint in 1978. Therefore, this new body of work will serve in a number of
ways. For example:
Promotion of trade and cultural exchange:
This body of work is both artistic in nature, and
serves documentary functions as well. This being the case, a traveling
exhibition of this work may be utilized to heighten awareness of British
culture, as well as to serve in the capacity of cultural enlightenment and
This project has received research funding from several sources. Currently support is being sought for the final phases of the project: publication and exhibition expenses.
If you will like to lend support to the development of this body of
work, please contact:
Dr. Joseph A. Ippolito
Phone: 850-668-9628 (USA)
Fax: 419-858-1670 (USA)
Fax: 0870-133-3538 (UK)
It is Official !
The location-based photographic aspects the photographic phase of this project occurred during late April and May of the year 2001.
A view of works in the rough...
The following links will bring you to galleries of London Rail Photographs. These works are not the final refined versions of the images in this project, but a glimpse of the rough edit of photographs.
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