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.
photograph of Brighton Pier

Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time

  • 10 July — 31 August 2014 *on now

A group exhibition focusing on the British seaside as represented in the works of Simon Roberts, Luke Stephenson, Nicholas Hughes, Mike Perry and John Hinde.

Simon Roberts’ Pierdom series documents British piers which are considered to be national treasures, though many are now in a state of neglect.

Following his critically acclaimed series The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds Luke Stephenson has been photographing the well-loved British ice cream vans that have been recently decommissioned.

A selection of images from John Hinde’s Butlins Holiday Camps series will also be on display.

Nicholas Hughes’ Edge series celebrates the Welsh coastline with colourful abstractions while Mike Perry creates minimalist photographs from the waste found on his local Welsh beach.

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  • Family friendly

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Website

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photograph of Hairy orange, yellow balloons and rotten camote

Lorenzo Vitturi: Dalston Anatomy

  • 25 July — 19 October 2014 *on now

Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi is a multi-faceted project that centres around Dalston’s Ridley Road Market in London.

Vitturi, who lived in close proximity to the market, witnessed the area’s gentrification and felt compelled to capture its distinctive nature before it changes beyond recognition.

Vitturi created formally dynamic compositions by arranging found objects and photographing them against the backdrop of discarded market materials. These are combined with street scenes and portraits of local characters. His installation at the Gallery draws on the temporary structures of the market using raw materials, sculptural forms and photographs to address ideas around creation, consumption and preservation.

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  • Family friendly

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Website

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

Photograph of 1950s student

Primrose: Russian Colour Photography

  • 25 July — 19 October 2014 *on now

Primrose: Russian Colour Photography presents a retrospective of colour experiments and developments in Russian photography over the course of a century (1880-1980s).

Early colouring techniques were based on the traditional methods of craftsmen who hand-coloured images and defined an independent trend in the history of photography in Russia. This included 'postcard' landscapes and portraits as well as Soviet propaganda, avant-garde and reportage photography.

The exhibition is curated by the Moscow House of Photography and includes works by photographers and artists Dmitri Baltermants, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, Alexander Rodchenko, Ivan Shagin, Vladislav Mikosha and Boris Mikhailov. Primrose is part of Russia Visualised, a year-long presentation of visual arts and culture programming across London marking the UK Russia Year of Culture in 2014.

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  • Family friendly

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Website

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/primrose-russian-colour-photography

photograph by Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon: Homegrown

  • 4 September — 26 October 2014

Through a complex process involving models, staged sets and carefully composed tableaux, Blackmon weaves intricate stories of the complexities of everyday life in large and busy households.

Her images are inspired by Dutch and Flemish genre painting and informed by her own personal experiences of family life which she often combines with fantastical elements.

Blackmon is a US based artist and this will be her debut exhibition in the UK including previously unreleased works.

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  • Any age

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Website

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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.

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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.

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  • Family friendly

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Website

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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.

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  • Family friendly

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Website

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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.

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  • Family friendly

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Website

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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.

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  • Not suitable for children

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Website

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

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