The latest instalment of our Art X Music series is coming from London-based photographer Alex Amorós. You may have already heard of him from his earlier project “Londoners”, which showcased the diversity of the citizens of London in portraits taken on the street.

Amorós is now back, this time highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns on 40 London music venues, in a personal project titled “40 Music Venues”. The project was carried out entirely during the infamous Lockdown 2.0, and features some of our favourite venues, including, The Lexington, Oslo, Electric Ballroom, and EartH Hackney, to name just a few.

The aim of the project is to raise money for the #SaveOurVenues campaign, set up by Music Venues Trust in a bid to raise money to protect over 500 music venues around the UK from economic threat. A photobook is being released, containing the images featured in the project, with the aim to support #SaveOurVenues. You can pre-order the photobook here.

In a blog post on the project (which you can find here), Alex said, “I have considered it important to promote the precarious situation in which many industries find themselves. The music industry itself not only employs a huge amount of people, but is the heart and soul of the London; giving joy to many and bringing people together.”

You can check out all the photos from the project, along with Amorós’ other work at alexamoros.com.

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