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What Do Artists Do All Day? Dougie Wallace (BBC-4 16 Mar 2017)

What Do Artists Do All Day Dougie Wallace

Street photographer Dougie Wallace’s startling and eye-catching images capture the life of the inhabitants and visitors to the super-rich residential and retail district of Knightsbridge and Chelsea, with its solid gold-plated Bugattis and high-end retail consumerism.

BBC Four follows Wallace as he finishes his exhilarating, headline-grabbing photography photo-documentary series, Harrodsburg: an up-close wealth safari capturing the ultra-rich consumers who populate one of the UK’s most wealthy and exclusive postcodes.

The recent winner of a Magnum Award for his work, Dougie’s images are aggressive, confrontational and opinionated. But he is unrepentant about his methods, and his message: “They come here because the rule is they can do whatever they want. Well, the rule of law in the UK says that I can photograph them. I’m just showing the wealthy, I’m taking pictures of them to highlight issues like food banks in Glasgow.”

What Do Artists Do All Day? Dougie Wallace airs on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 8.30pm-9.00pm on BBC FOUR.





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