Barbican Photo Walk

Brush up your photography skills on The Barbican Complex – Photography Walk. All abilities welcome, just bring your camera or a phone…

The Barbican, a fantastic architectural icon and a great place to use your photography skills in a different way. It really is a surprising place to visit for the first time. This 3-hour guided tour will take in the whole estate, inside and out including the conservatory, which is a must see. We will also take a break to visit a local cafe’ for something to eat and drink.

photo by:  Simon, Muubaa

photo by: Lewis Malpas shot on 35mm Ilford HP5+ black & white film with an orange filter.

The Barbican Estate & Complex, London, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon 1957. “Designed in the unforgiving British Brutalist styIe, the Barbican makes no concessions to other more traditional architectural styles, while still acknowledging their influence. It makes me feel like I’m walking through a 60s vision of a socialist utopian future.

Controversial when opened and still likely to stir up strong feelings today, it was voted “London’s ugliest building” in a Grey London poll in September 2003. In my mind, however, The Barbican Complex is proof that concrete can be  beautiful. Simon Muubaa. 

The photo walk will start at 11:00 am on Sunday 11 February 2018, with a meeting point at Barbican Station,  Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4JA