Photography for the Goethe-Institut London

September 25, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

In June I was really pleased to work with the Goethe-Institut London on two photographic commissions at their base in Kensington, West London.

 

Photograph of the Goethe-Institut London, a large white building with lots of windows and a columned entrance, blue sky with a few clouds above, people walking past on the pavement and leaves from trees in the foreground.068_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9497© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

 

The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institute with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language, fosters international cultural cooperation, and conveys a comprehensive image of contemporary Germany. It aims to strengthen intercultural dialogue and a global civil society. 

The programme at the Goethe-Institut London in South Kensington includes talks, classes, and screenings of contemporary German cinema. These events, as well as the institute’s library and cafe, are open to all: www.goethe.de/london 

 

Photograph in a classroom setting with a large screen on the wall to the left, a member of staff addressing a class whilst gesturing towards the screen and the backs of heads of people sitting in the foreground, one of which has their hand raised.Career Roadshow at Goethe-Institut LondonCareer Roadshow at Goethe-Institut London, 8 June 2023. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Goethe-Institut London.

 

First I captured their Career Roadshow, a fantastic day showcasing the many professional possibilities available to those with German language skills, including meeting German/international companies, speaking with students studying abroad and workshops on finding and applying for positions. It was great to see all the varied opportunities and definitely made me feel I need to brush up on my (sadly very basic) German!

 

The second commission was to compile a new set of promotional images for the Goethe-Institut London, including interior photography showing spaces available for hire, a sense of what it is like to be in a class and portraits of members of staff. I love days that are full of variety (and photographing interiors!) so it was great to work with the team on these projects. 

 

Interior photograph of a room with white walls, a wooden floor and a large glass door at the far end. The walls to the left and right have shelves filled with books, there's a large TV screen on the far wall, a large table surrounded by chairs in the centre and a door to the left.047_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9365© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Interior photograph of a room with dark grey walls and floor, rows of red cinema seats with stairs going up slightly to the left, large metal pipes and lighting on the ceiling.037_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9355© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph in a classroom with a pinboard with posters and maps of Germany on the far wall, two students sitting at a table in front, both with booklets, speaking to a teacher who is standing to the right of the image.119_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_3950© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a light grey desk upon which there are circular pieces of coloured card, pens, a newspaper and in the centre of the frame two booklets in bright green with 'SPRACHE. KULTUR. DEUTSCHLAND. GOETHE INSTITUT' written on the cover of each.116_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_3943© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph taken over the shoulder of a student who is working on a German wordsearch in a booklet, holding a green pencil in their right hand, with the back of their head to the left of the image. At the far end of the grey table they are working at is a newspaper and round pieces of coloured card with the letters 'D' and 'C' handwritten on them.120_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_3953© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of an interior with a large window open to the left of the frame with leaves from a tree visible outside and a small table with a chair in front. in the centre is a large TV screen and to the right are shelves filled with books on wheels.078_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9527© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of an interior showing a classroom with 5 tables surrounded by chairs, a noticeboard on the far wall with posters and maps of Germany on in and to the right is a wall with two large windows with a poster and a clock between.051_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of an interior with shelves full of books on the far wall, tables in a sort of U-shape in the foreground with seats at them and laptops on the top, two large windows with blinds pulled halfway down and a photocopier between them on the wall to the right.062_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9464© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

 

Thank you to the Goethe-Institut London for these commissions and to the wonderful team for their assistance on the day. It really is a fantastic organisation - if you are/would like to be a German speaker definitely check out their classes, events program and library on their website: www.goethe.de/london and if you're looking for spaces to hire in an impressive location in London they are perfect for that too!

 

Goethe-Institut London
50 Princes Gate Exhibition Road
London SW7 2PH

Tel. +44 20 75964000
[email protected]

www.goethe.de/london

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

 


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