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 11.00 – 18.00

Admission charges

Admission:
free before 12.00 each day; free to under 18s;
after 12.00 £3/£2.50 members and concessions

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.
A photograph of corn in a corn filed. Two corns, still attached to their stem, are held against rectangular white card, which is suspened in itself against a background of the cornfield.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018

  • 23 February — 3 June 2018 *on now

The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 are Mathieu Asselin, Rafal Milach, Batia Suter and Luke Willis Thompson.

Although wide-ranging in style and approach, all of the shortlisted projects reflect a shared concern with the production and manipulation of knowledge and systems of representation through visual formats. The works encompass a searing photographic interrogation of global biotech giant, Monsanto (Asselin); an expansive portrayal of the ubiquitous tactics of government control and propaganda (Milach); an encyclopaedic collection of visual taxonomies that expose the shifting and relative meanings of printed images depending on their context (Suter); and a deeply affecting filmic study of grief that reflects the personal stakes of visual representation (Thompson). Collectively and individually, the four projects drive forward an artistic enquiry into the mechanics of visibility and concealment, and interrogate the status and position of the image in contemporary culture.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission before 12.00 every day
Exhibition Day Pass £4 (£2.50 Concessions)
Advance Online Booking £2.50

Website

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/deutsche-borse-photography-foundation-prize-2018

A portrait photograph of someone looking directly at the camera, their hand is raised to their face and their fingers are touching their cheek. They have a ring on their little finger. The photograph has been coloured in, the subjects nails are painted pink and their lips are painted red. The subject's expression seems gentle but quietly defiant. The photograph, is clearly old, it invokes early 20th century photographic processes.

Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross – Dressers

  • 23 February — 3 June 2018 *on now

Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur photographs from Europe and the US explores the surprisingly widespread practice of cross-dressing, through a century of private images. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – the majority having been collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay, amongst other non-specialist spaces - and offer a candid view into the hidden worlds of individuals and groups that chose to defy gender conventions.

Brought together, the photographs reflect a range of styles and attitudes from theatrical, defiant, shy, proud, subversive and understated; showing individuals and groups from different classes, professions, genders and nationalities, whose commonality is that they dared to play with dress codes in front of a camera, even if unable to do so in public.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission before 12.00 every day
Exhibition Day Pass £4 (£2.50 Concessions)
Advance Online Booking £2.50

Website

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/under-cover-secret-history-cross-dressers

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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