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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

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

OUR RAMILLIES STREET CENTRE IS CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT FROM 19TH JAN TILL 6 FEB 2015

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

Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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.

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/shirley-baker-women-children-and-loitering-men

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.

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/we-want-more-4

Print Sales Gallery: Sebastiáo Salgado - Other Americas

  • 11 September — 1 November 2015

Other Americas is a presentation of an award winning body of work by acclaimed photographer Sebastiao Salgado (b. 1944, Brazil).Taken between 1977 and 1984 these astonishing B&W photographs focus on Latin America, exploring it as a concept rather than a physical place.

Salgado travelled across the region taking in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico amongst others, and capturing the plight and dignity of poor farming communities and individual lives in the neglected part of the Americas.

The people portrayed are united by shared social, religious and cultural experiences and Salgado doesn’t flinch from reflecting the harshness and cruelty that coexists alonside tenderness and sentimentality.

By turning his lens on the countries’ lost corners, Salgado has created a prism through which the entire continent can be viewed.

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/print-sales-gallery-sebasti-o-salgado-other-americas

Noémie Goudal: Southern Light Stations

  • 2 October 2015 — 10 January 2016

This exhibition presents the artist’s first major solo show in London, and consists of entirely new and previously unseen works.

It continues Goudal’s interest in manmade interventions into the natural world through photographs which portray complex and ambiguous constructions created by the artist within the landscape.

Reflecting a fascination with human’s relationship to the sky, the exhibition draws upon a rich history of myths, legends, religious symbolism and early scientific theories. Through photographs, stereoscopes and architectural installations the exhibition aims to explore the intangible nature of celestial space - long considered a mirror of terrestrial turmoil as well as an expression of the sacred.

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/future-exhibitions-2

Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence

  • 2 October 2015 — 10 January 2016

Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence examines the way photographic images have been harnessed as evidence in instances of crimes or acts of violence suffered by individuals or groups.

The use of photography as factual evidence in the courtroom became an essential tool in the service of justice from the late 1800s. Over the following century however, the reliability of photographic ‘facts’ were ardently debated, sometimes legitimately contested and often contradicted.

The exhibition presents eleven case studies spanning the period from the invention of ‘metric’ photography of crime scenes in the 19th century to the reconstruction of a drone attack in Pakistan in 2012 using digital and satellite technologies. These offer an analysis of the historical and geopolitical contexts in which the images appeared, as well as their purpose, production process and dissemination.

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/burden-of-proof-the-construction-of-visual-evidence-3

Print Sales Gallery: Evgenia Arbugaeva

  • 5 November 2015 — 16 January 2016

This is the first UK solo show of the award winning Russian artist, Evgenia Arbugaeva (b.1985. Russia). The exhibition includes two bodies of work Weather Man (2013) and Tiksi (2009-12).

Weather Man is inspired by the solitary life of a meteorologist living on a remote peninsular in northern Russia. Having met Vyacheslav Korotki by chance on a journey through the artic, Arbugaeva remained at his outpost for two weeks, photographing his day to day life, unique surrounding and the isolation of his existence.

Tiksi depicts Arbugaeva’s hometown, a Siberian settlement on the shore of the Artic Ocean. Featuring ethereal images the series captures the light, landscape and spirit of the town through the personal story of Tanya, a young local girl.

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/prin-sales-gallery

The Photographers' Gallery
16 - 18 Ramillies Street
London
Greater London
WC2H 7HY
England

Website

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/

E-mail

info@tpg.org.uk

Telephone

020 7087 9300

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