George Nelson is a London-based curator, lecturer and, above all, photographer of people.
George's photobook, Scenes (2020), gazes upon London's jazz musicians during a period of increasing contrasts and diversity, building upon his first major work, Come Sunday (2013), which centred around London’s Italian immigrant community and their singular relationship with football.
Within the music mileu, George's pictures feature on album covers by jazz artists, Alice Zawadzki, Shifa (Rachel Musson, Pat Thomas & Mark Sanders) and OHS (David Okumu, Tom Herbert & Tom Skinner). He is the founder and curator of Moment's Notice, a monthly London event showcasing leading lights in the art of spontaneous composition; each episode consists of one-off duos and a trios playing fully-improvised, 40-minute sets. The event has featured the likes of Moses Boyd, David Okumu,
Ashley Henry, Byron Wallen, Daniel Casimir, Ivo Neame, Rachael Cohen, Ines Loubet, Larry Bartley and Johanna Burnheart. George is also the author of esteemed music & cinema site and the creator of it's popular 10 Seconds feature.
Previously, George’s photographic accounts of Mexico City’s 2011 ‘Week of protest’ had featured in an assortment of Mexican publications.
In 2009, George would curate ‘Black Powers’, an exhibition centered on black identity in the medium of comic books. ‘Black Powers’ featured original drawings from Woodrow Phoenix, John Aggs, Patrice Aggs, Lance Tooks as well as co-curator Paul Peart-Smith. The exhibition would emerge as one of the highlights of Comica :London’s International Comic Festival.
George studied English Literature and Cinema at Brunel University.
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