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.
His photographic interest is telling stories that are local to him, are about people and their communities, have real depth of narrative, and which have typically 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 fourth solo exhibition; previous exhibitions include ‘Of things not seen’ (2016), which told the story of a year in the life of a Clapham vicar, and ’48 Hours on Clapham High Street’ (2017).
He has been commissioned to create a new photo-story to celebrate the 25th anniversary, in 2019, of the ordination of female priests in the Church of England. It will be exhibited in the Oxo gallery for 2 weeks in May/June 2019.
He uses Leica cameras and lenses.