The Photographers' Gallery

The Photographers' Gallery
16 - 18 Ramillies Street
Greater London




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.

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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


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Bob Fitch Martin L. King (Dr Martin Luther King Jr.) Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, December 1965 Gelatin silver print, BS.2005.177499 / 106-364 The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre


  • 6 February — 6 April 2015 *on now

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.


Charlotte Dumas Untitled, from the series Anima, 2012 © Charlotte Dumas Courtesy of the artist

Charlotte Dumas: Anima and The Widest Prairies

  • 6 February — 6 April 2015 *on now

The Photographers’ Gallery presents Anima and The Widest Prairies, the first UK solo exhibition by Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas.

Dumas’ compelling images of animals aim to provoke subtle relationships between the viewers and the subject, presenting them as catalysts for our emotions. Her tender portrayals express a vulnerability that is as much about the human onlookers as the animals.

Dumas’ practice often focuses on working animals - dogs and horses - whose social function is dutiful and tightly interwoven with human life. This exhibition features her first moving image work Anima (2012) alongside selected photographs from her latest series The Widest Prairies (2013).