Here Am I

A photo-story by Jim Grover

Jim Grover is a social documentary photographer based in Clapham, South London.  After a long and successful international business career, Jim has increasingly focused on photography.

Jim’s photographic interest is telling stories about people and their communities;  celebrating everyday lives; and bringing to public attention stories that have not been told before, and are thus largely ‘unseen and unknown’.

His work has been featured in many publications, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, the BBC, The British Journal of Photography, Black + White Photography, Leica Forum, and many others.  In 2015 he won the ‘Faith Through a Lens’ competition; the judging panel was led by Sir Don McCullin CBE.  His work has also been recognized in various competitions, including The Sony World Photography Awards.

This is Jim’s fifth solo exhibition and his third in the Oxo Gallery on London’s South Bank.  Previous exhibitions include ‘Of things not seen’ (2016) and ’48 Hours on Clapham High Street’ (2017).  In 2018 Jim exhibited ‘Windrush: Portrait of a Generation’. Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Windrush in June 2018, it revealed and celebrated the distinctive lives, traditions and culture of the ‘Windrush Generation’ living in South London today.  The exhibition was highly acclaimed, attracting 13,000 visitors to the Oxo Gallery, and received extensive media coverage.

Jim uses Leica cameras and lenses.