The Photographers' Gallery

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The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists – we are the place to see photography in all its forms.

The Photographers’ Gallery unveiled its new home for international and British photography in the heart of London's Soho on Saturday 19 May 2012.

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Opening hours

Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Sunday 11.30 – 18.00


Admission charges

Admission free

The Gallery has developed a reputation as this country's primary venue for contemporary photography. One of its major achievements has been to establish photography within a wide viewing public, making it more popular and accessible. The gallery was the first in the country to show key names in world photography such as André Kertesz, Jaques-Henri Lartigue and Irving Penn, and has been instrumental in encouraging the inclusion of photography in the programme of leading galleries and museums. An integrated programme of exhibitions and educational events continues to present the most innovative developments in photography as well as nuturing new talent.

The Photographers' Gallery has been instrumental in establishing and promoting the names of contemporary British photographers including Martin Parr and Fay Goodwin. More recently, the Gallery has introduced significant international artists working with photography, such as Rineke Dijkstra, Annelies Strba, Catherine Opie and Boris Mikhailov to audiences in Britain. We also place strong emphasis on facilitating the production of new work by emerging artists, both from Britain and abroad in the form of commissions. The Gallery stages exhibitions which throw new light on the history of photography through exhibitions such as Francesca Woodman, Robert Capa, Gordon Parks and Garry Winogrand. Every year, the Gallery hosts and produces the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, now recognised as one of the most important international art awards.

Collection details


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
tintype photographic image of dilapidated theme park, Dreamland

Rob Ball: Dreamlands

  • 15 June — 2 August 2015 *on now

Print Sales’ Gallery presents Dreamlands, a new body of work by British photographer Rob Ball.

The project comprises a series of tintypes created on the site of the disused Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Kent. It is a continued exploration of Ball’s long standing interest in our interaction and inhabitation of landscapes and spaces of leisure.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


colour photograph of young girls eating ice creams and dipping their feet in tub of water

Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men

  • 17 July — 20 September 2015 *on now

This exhibition is a rare chance to see the work of social documentary photographer Shirley Baker, and a portrait of the urban decline of late twentieth century Britain.

Focusing on Bakers' depictions of the urban clearance programmes of inner city Manchester and Salford during 1961 – 1981. The work documents what Baker saw as the needless destruction of working class communities.

Despite being probably being the only woman practicing street photography in Britain at the time, Shirley Baker’s humanist documentary work received little attention throughout her sixty-five years career.


We Want More

  • 17 July — 20 September 2015 *on now

We Want More explores photography’s role in defining music culture today. Both industries have seen a significant change to ideas about ownership and distribution, caused by the advent of digital technologies. The frameworks that created a distance between photographers, fans, stars and their labels have collapsed allowing new ways for music photography to be produced, shared and consumed.

The new platforms for production and display, including the rise of the photobook and zines -inexpensive to produce and easy to disseminate -are explored through works such as Dan Wilton’s self-published zine STOP EHT (2012). It follows Los Angeles based indie rock-band The Bots capturing moments of boredom and play during their ten day tour of Europe.


The Photographers' Gallery
16 - 18 Ramillies Street
Greater London




020 7087 9300

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