The Johannesburg-born 51-year-old artist Neville Gabie has been appointed the artist-in-residence to the London 2012 Olympics. For the next 16 months, Gabie will be documenting the changing landscape of the Olympic Park and the lives of the communities and workforce living inside it.
Gabie, a photographer, is not new to this sort of documentary. Urban redevelopment and how communities respond to it has been an abiding theme of his work. In fact, between 2006 and 2009, Gabie followed the construction of Cabot Circus in Bristol for a project similar to the Olympic Park. His photographic images, which you can see here, captured the international character of the project through the diversity of its site staff and the material used.