The Photographers' 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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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

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.

Viviane Sassen: Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992 - 2012

  • 31 October 2014 — 18 January 2015

Viviane Sassen (b. 1972, Netherlands) is one of the leading figures working between contemporary art and fashion photography today. Producing innovative colour and black and white imagery, Sassen creates exuberant formalism in which figurative and abstract concerns remain in constant dialogue. Sassen has worked on major campaigns for Stella McCartney, Missoni, and on features for Purple, POP and Dazed & Confused. In 2007 she was awarded the Prix de Rome, in 2011 the ICP Infinity Award for Applied and Fashion Photography and in 2013 she exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.50, Concessions £3.50 (Free Admission Mon- Fri 10.00 - 12.00)

Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/vivianne-sassen-analemma-fashion-photography-1992-2012

photograph by Martina Lindqvists

Martina Lindqvists: Neighbours

  • 31 October 2014 — 4 January 2015

Neighbours is inspired by the remote place in Finland from which Lindqvists traces her family roots. Many of the area’s residents left to settle in larger cities and towns, leaving their old homes to stand empty.

The series looks at these failed attempts to settle while exploring the tension between nature and civilization. Also included in this exhibition are photographs from Lindqvists’ new body of work Murmurs.

Featuring still-lifes of cut flowers in cardboard vases, the series depicts their slow wilting process from lack of water and sustenance. It is a reflection on futility, failure and the wish to keep up appearances at all costs.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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photograph by Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen

  • 31 October 2014 — 18 January 2015

Viviane Sassen (b. 1972, Netherlands) is one of the leading figures working between contemporary art and fashion photography today.

Producing innovative colour and black and white imagery, Sassen creates exuberant formalism in which figurative and abstract concerns remain in constant dialogue.

Sassen has worked on major campaigns for Stella McCartney, Missoni, and on features for Purple, POP and Dazed & Confused. In 2007 she was awarded the Prix de Rome, in 2011 the ICP Infinity Award for Applied and Fashion Photography and in 2013 she exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/exhibitions-6

photograph of Actress Mary Heberden

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923 - 1937

  • 31 October 2014 — 18 January 2015

As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Edward Steichen shaped the look of celebrity and fashion photography in the 1920s and 30s.

He immortalised leading writers, artists, actors, dancers and politicians in striking portraits and revolutionised fashion photography in his depictions of haute couture from designers such as Poiret, Chanel, Lelong, Lanvin, Patou and Schiaparelli.

This exhibition will feature more than 200 vintage photographs by one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. In High Fashion is curated by William A. Ewing, Todd Brandow and Nathalie Herschdorfer.

The Exhibition has been organised by the Foundation for the exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/Paris/Lausanne in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/exhibitions-6

photograph of horse

Charlotte Dumas: Anima and the Widest Prairies

  • 30 January — 6 April 2015

With an enduring interest in the relationship between animals and man, this show will feature Charlotte Dumas’ (b. 1977, Netherlands) first video work alongside photographic portraits of the Cassion horses of Arlington National Cemetery, USA.

This meditative work captures the animals in their stables drifting in and out of sleep.

In parallel, Dumas will show her more recent body of work The Widest Prairies made while tracking wild horses in Nevada.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/exhibitions-6

Exterior of The Photographers' Gallery, London

HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS

  • 30 January — 6 April 2015

HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS examines images of political struggle, suffering and victims of violence while considering questions of race, representation, ethical responsibility and the cultural position of the photographer.

Presenting more than 300 original prints from the Black Star Collection in New York, the exhibition includes photographs of Civil Rights Movement events such as the Selma to Montgomery March and Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. It also features images of independence movements in Africa as well as those of protests and conflicts from the Vietnam War to the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Autograph ABP London and The Ryerson Image Centre and is curated by Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

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Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/exhibitions-6

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