Exhibitions at Atlas Gallery
‘Once upon a time was Kate. She was white as flowers, warm as sun-shine, wild as whiskey and swinging like a lamp.’ – Desmond Skirrow
Atlas Gallery is pleased to present a selection of cinematic black and white prints from the historic photobook Cowboy Kate & Other Stories (1964) shot by South African-British photographer Sam Haskins and exhibited for the first time.
Haskins and his wife Alida dreamt up the spirited Cowboy Kate tale after a model playfully posed in Hask… more
This summer, Atlas Gallery is celebrating 25 years dedicated exclusively to photography in all its forms. Now a leading international dealership, the gallery mounts exhibitions of classic vintage photography, historic works of photojournalism and fashion, experimental fine art photography and works by contemporary artist-explorers and environmental champions.
This 25th anniversary exhibition include works that not only span the gallery’s own 25-year exhibition history but also represent m… more
We are delighted to announce that Harry Cory Wright will be in residence at Snape Maltings gallery in Suffolk during July. Place and Line will present a beautiful selection of photographs and drawings, all inspired by the Suffolk coastline.
Private view: Friday 28 June 2019, 5.30 – 7.30pm
In partnership with Eleven Fine Artmore
Atlas Gallery is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition of photographs by Chris Simpson in London. Simpson’s Carnets de Voyage series of images taken during his years travelling the world capture the beauty of the places he went - including Madagascar, Namibia, Cuba, the UK and the people he met there. The clean lines and pared-back compositions of the photographs lend Simpson’s work a sharpness that cuts straight to the heart of the subject matter and a gravity th… more
Atlas Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings by Bauhaus artist and photographer Florence Henri (1893-1982). Florence Henri’s work has featured in major institutional exhibitions worldwide, but this is the first time in many years that such a large body of the artist’s work is available for sale.
Despite enjoying considerable popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, Henri’s work was forgotten until it resurfaced through a fortuitous series of dis… more
ATLAS are pleased to announce Nick Brandt’s much anticipated new body of work This Empty World. The full project will comprise of 45 images and will be released in its entirety on 23 January 2019.
The first 7 photographs from the series are now available for purchase. To view this selection, please visit: atlasgallery.thisemptyworld.com
The series addresses the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of humans showing a world where overwhelmed by runaway development t… more
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." Ansel Adams
Atlas Gallery is delighted to present Ansel Adams: Landscapes of the American West, an exhibition of works by the celebrated landscape photographer and environmental activist. This is the first time for many that a significant body of Adams work will be exhibited in a London gallery. The exhibition opening on Thursday 29th November will coincide with the Chilt… more
Atlas Gallery is pleased to present Masterpieces of Soviet Photography, a selection of photographs from the collection of celebrated sports photographer Lev Borodulin, known for his artistic images of athletes, skaters and swimmers.
Masterpieces of Soviet Photography reflects Borodulin’s long-lasting quest to collect and preserve images from a time when art was restricted to serve a Soviet socialist agenda. The photographs Borodulin collected over decades now constitute one of the larges… more
Jimmy Nelson shares with us the iconic beauty of the world’s last indigenous cultures, in his extraordinary new book: HOMAGE TO HUMANITY. Like never before, Nelson triumphantly photographs the diversity of cultural expression around the world, in a book that is more like an all immersive experience than visual eye-catcher alone.
Nelson takes the reader along a journey, as every photograph in the book has a hidden digital layer. The book is accompanied by a mobile application that will… more
Photography from above
For the past six years, photographer Jimmy Nelson has traversed the globe to photograph indigenous communities for his long-term project Before They. This exhibition will showcase new photographs taken in Bhutan, on show here for the first time, alongside recent images taken in remote locations across China, French Polynesia, Mongolia, Tanzania and Chad.
From Siberia to Namibia, China to Peru and South Sudan to Argentina, in all Nelson has traveled to 20 countries to photograph 35 indigenous tr… more
We are proud to announce that a selection of works from Rene Burri’s Larger Than Life Series will be displayed at Artgenève 26 – 29 January, 2017.
Larger Than Life features René Burri’s most iconic and celebrated works presented in a monumental size and limited edition. These large format signed prints, originally released in 2012, each in editions of 7, dwarf the prints that Burri hitherto produced and, since his death in 2014, have become his most sought after … more
SURREALISM AND THE CAMERA
A new exhibition of nearly 50 works at Atlas Gallery will explore how photographers responded to Surrealism over the course of over 50 years. The Psychic Lens: Surrealism and the camera, will include vintage photographs by well-known figures such as Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Florence Henri and Bill Brandt alongside rarely seen works by artists such as Vaclav Zykmund and Franz Roh to tell the story of Surrealism through photography.
Surrealism was an avant-garde movement in art and literature begi… more
Master Prints by Master Printers
A new exhibition at Atlas Gallery will showcase the beauty of the platinum print through the work of diverse international photographers and artists from the early 20th century to the present day.
Platinum-palladium is a traditional printing technique, dating from the 19th century, favoured by photographers and collectors due to the tonal range of the prints. Platinum prints are amongst the most permanent man-made objects – it is thought that a platinum image, properly preserved, can las… more
This new exhibition will showcase over 20 photographs of heroes from the worlds of film, politics, art, sport and music by renowned American photographer Steve Schapiro. The exhibition will include a selection of rarely seen portraits of David Bowie taken in Los Angeles in 1974, the subject of a new book Bowie published by Powerhouse Books.
The 1960s are often heralded as "the golden age of photojournalism" and this is reflected in Schapiro’s output in the decade, a selection … more
Chasing Paradise, the first UK solo exhibition by David Drebin comprises large-scale photographic works created between 2011 and 2015. The exhibition will showcase a selection of landscapes alongside staged scenes incorporating femmes fatales with an unsettling sense of narrative. Underpinning the disparate selection of works in the exhibition is a pervasive suggestion of voyeurism combined with a veneer of glamour masking an unsettling reality.
The cities of New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and C… more
60 years of fashion photography
Over 40 diverse photographs celebrating the development of fashion photography are on display at ATLAS Gallery.
"FASHION SHOW: 60 Years of Fashion Photography" charts the evolving styles of the medium, the depiction of the female form, and the making of icons alongside uncommissioned works by renowned fashion photographers. The photographs in the exhibition will range from the iconic to the experimental and the contemporary.
LIGHT WORKS: The Art of the Photogram brings together a diverse selection of unique work from artists from the first half of the 20th century to the present day, united by their use of the photogram for creative purposes. Photograms are a camera-less technique for image making, and produce a 1:1 representation of the objects laid upon a light sensitive material. The resulting image is a negative shadow that varies in tone dependent on the transparency of the objects placed on the light sensitive… more
Eleanor Macnair’s ‘Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh’ project will be exhibited for the first time this autumn at Atlas Gallery. The photographs reproduced in this exhibition range from the well-known and iconic to lesser-known images by contemporary photographers.
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh started by Macnair on a whim in August 2013 with no expectation of reaching a wide audience. The images are produced late at night using Play-Doh, a chopping board, a highball glass a… more
Visions of the City after World War II
Atlas Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of rarely seen images by Austrian photographer Ernst Haas (1921-1986), which reveal post-war London in the years 1949 to 1951.
32 images from the collection, which has never been on public display before, reconstructs London emerging from two of the darkest decades in its recent history into a bustling dynamic entity. From Haas's unique position as a European photographer with the benefits of time spent documenting New York, the photog… more
“Rather than a profession, photography has always been a passion for me, a passion closer to an obsession”. Marc Riboud
ATLAS Gallery are delighted to announce an exhibition of rare prints from the personal archive of French photographer Marc Riboud.
Riboud was one of the only photographers to visit and document daily life in China, and the exhibition is a rare opportunity to view little-seen prints from this expedition. Early images of Paris, Central London, Woolwich, Wimbledon,… more
From the 5th February – 21st March 2015 ATLAS Gallery will host the first UK exhibition of works by celebrated Helsinki School photographer Niko Luoma. Luoma was born in Helsinki in 1970 and began to create his unique photographs in the late 1990s. The gallery will present ‘TEMPORAL MATTER’, a display of works created between 2006 and 2014, encompassing four major series’ of work – Cronos, Motives, Symmetrium and Variations on a Standard of Space.
Luoma’s m… more
"Celebrated" will showcase important and iconic works from internationally renowned photographers; through exhibiting a variety of photographers each capturing diverse subject matter the exhibition aims to illustrate the varying forms that the photographic image can take and offer something for everyone during the holiday season. Included in the show will be abstract works by Bill Brandt, Andreas Gefeller and Niko Luoma alongside black and white reportage photographs by Henri Carti… more
Documenting the World's last indigenous Tribes
ATLAS Gallery will be the first British Gallery to showcase Jimmy Nelson’s landmark project "Before They Pass Away". This elegant and evocative collection of photographs documents the unseen lives and traditions of over 15 million people from 35 of the world’s last indigenous tribes.
British-born Nelson started his career as a photographer in 1987. Now based in Amsterdam, his limitless curiosity and fascination with other cultures has lead him on a journey around the worl… more
The Bikeriders is an iconic work of modern photojournalism that gives a raw and lively insight into the biker culture of the 1960’s, captured between 1963 and 1967 when the young Danny Lyon immersed himself completely into the lives and culture of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club. ATLAS Gallery, London, will be exhibiting 40 modern prints from The Bikeriders series from 19 June – 16 August 2014, marking the first time these prints have been shown in the UK.
Lyon’s approach … more
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
ATLAS Gallery is delighted to announce a major joint exhibition by two of the great names of modern photojournalism, Ian Berry and Bruno Barbey.
In May and August of 1968 two very different uprisings took place on the streets of two European cities, photographed by two very different photographers. The effect of each was to change the course of history for both cities. In Paris, May 1968, what started as a predominantly Bourgeois protest about the right of students to sleep with each other f… more
20 Years in Photography
One of London’s leading fine art photography galleries, ATLAS Gallery, celebrates 20 years in business in 2014, marked with a diverse group exhibition entitled Collected Works.
Collected Works will showcase the key photographers and landmark acquisitions from the gallery’s two decades’ dealing in important vintage and contemporary photography, from early vintage prints by Robert Capa and William Klein, to contemporary works by Paolo Ventura and Nick Brandt. It will act as a … more
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones photographer Gered Mankowitz’s private archive of over 1000 previously unseen vintage silver gelatin prints of the band will be on show and for sale at ATLAS Gallery from 5th December 2013 to XXXXXX. Marking the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation, Gered Mankowitz: Vintage Stones includes the earliest surviving prints of the band, on and off stage, and documents the period 1965-1967 when they were still relatively unknown.
The extensive collection of historic arc… more
The enchanted world of Italian-born fine art photographer Paolo Ventura is being brought to London by ATLAS Gallery this autumn with the photographer’s debut solo show in the UK – The Infinite City. The exhibition exposes the delightful and unusual processes employed in his work, a symbiosis of different art forms from illustration and miniature model making to photography and painting.
On both sides of the Atlantic, Ventura is considered one of the stars of contemporary art, a true… more
ATLAS Gallery is pleased to announce the much-anticipated UK launch of the third and final part of Nick Brandt’s evocative photographic trilogy. ‘Across The Ravaged Land’ completes the sentence initiated by the first two published bodies of work – ‘On This Earth’ and ‘A Shadow Falls’ – which chart the changes and challenges effecting the natural landscapes and native wildlife of East Africa. The exhibition is hosted at ATLAS Gallery’s C… more
True Colours, a trans-historical celebration of extraordinary colour photography, will open at ATLAS Gallery, London, in autumn. The exhibition, running from September 5th – October 5th 2013, will feature colour works by photographers represented by the gallery who have pushed the boundaries of the medium, from early colour work by the likes of René Burri and Ernst Hass, to more contemporary applications by Adam Jeppesen and Paolo Ventura. Other photographers in the exhibition inclu… more
PHOTOGRAPHS OF WAR by ROBERT CAPA
Marking what would have been the 100th birthday of Robert Capa, the 20th Century’s most famous war photographer, London’s ATLAS Gallery has curated a diverse exhibition which celebrates his life and work.
Death in the Making will not only feature images from the numerous conflicts he captured on the ground – including the civil wars of Spain and Cambodia, D-Day and The Liberation of Paris, and the First Indo-China War - but also rare printed works from Gallery Owner Ben Burdet… more
Master Prints from a Private Collection
Images from a single-owner collection of over 400 signed prints by Hungarian photographer André Kertész, originally acquired by the current owner from his long standing assistant Nicolas Ducrot over 20 years ago, will go on display at ATLAS Gallery on 11th April 2013.
The show is divided into two halves, exhibited over the gallery’s two floors. Well-known works that illustrate the various eras, locales and subject matters of his work, including ‘Mondrian’s Pipe a… more
An extremely rare collection of Man Ray contact prints from a private collection goes on display at ATLAS Gallery on February 21st, including some of the artist’s most celebrated images alongside rarely seen portraits of Hemingway, Picasso, Braque and James Joyce.
Scheduled in tandem with the Man Ray retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery this February, this extensive collection of approximately 150 prints gives an unedited view of the Man Ray archive. Many prints are printed full fr… more
ANCIENT AND MODERN
8 NOVEMBER – 12 JANUARY 2013
Following the hugely successful exhibition “Shadow Catchers” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Autumn 2010, the ATLAS Gallery is pleased to announce a follow-up exhibition of work by the acclaimed German photogram artist, featuring both old and new work. Included are works from the celebrated Aegineten photogram series, which depict life-size ancient Greek statues from the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, along with newly rel… more
STEVE McQUEEN: King of Cool Photographs by John Dominis 20 September – 27 October 2012 ATLAS Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition, Steve McQueen: King of Cool, photographs by John Dominis, on view from 20 September – 27 October at ATLAS Gallery in 49 Dorset Street, London. In the spring of 1963, actor Steve McQueen was on the brink of superstardom, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple of months away from internationa… more
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME? Contemporary Photography at ATLAS Gallery Works by Olivo Barbieri, Jim Goldberg, Nathan Harger, Adam Jeppesen, and Paolo Ventura15 JUNE – 28 JULY 2012ATLAS Gallery is pleased to announce DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME?, an exhibition of contemporary photography, opening June 15 through July 28. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 14 from 6 to 8 pmDO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME? features works by contemporary photographers OLIVO BARBIERI, JIM… more
ATLAS Gallery is pleased to present René Burri: Larger than Life on view from 11 May – 9 June 2012 at ATLAS Gallery in 49 Dorset Street, London. René Burri is a seminal figure in the world of photography. A longtime member of the prestigious Magnum agency, he is responsible for some of the most iconic images of our age. His work has been exhibited in and collected by museums worldwide and his images featured in virtually every magazine title published over the last 60 years. … more
The Photographs of Herbert Ponting and Captain Scott
THE GREAT WHITE SOUTH23 FEBRUARY – 5 APRILTHE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HERBERT PONTINGAND CAPTAIN SCOTTEXHIBITION of VINTAGE CARBON PRINTSThe Lost Photographs of Captain Scott &The Ponting Platinum Print PortfolioATLAS Gallery is delighted to announce a major exhibition of rare vintage prints by H.G. Ponting, to coincide with the centenary of the death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and the four members of the Polar Party of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910 – 1913 who died with him… more
THE LOST PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAPTAIN SCOTTEXHIBITION 2ND NOVEMBER – 26TH NOVEMBER 2011• Previously unpublished photographs• Unique vintage prints exhibited for the first time ever•Modern Limited edition prints released for saleAtlas Gallery is proud to present the first exhibition ever of the previously unseen personal photographs of Captain Robert Falcon Scott taken on his ill-fated journey to the South Pole. This coincides with the historic publication of Scott’s long-los… more
ERNST HAAS - COLOR CORRECTION14 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER 2011 Atlas Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the celebrated, late Austrian photographer Ernst Haas (1921 – 1986), to coincide with the long awaited Steidl publication ‘Color Correction’. The exhibition will include many unseen works alongside rare, vintage dye-transfer prints from the 1950s and ‘60s. Theses photographs reveal a side of Haas’ work that was almost entirely hidden from view during … more
MARIO GIACOMELLILANDSCAPESON BEING AWARE OF NATUREMETAMORPHOSIS OF THE LAND “The Land stands for what cannot be said, for space and time. / The Land is the skin and the soul of something huge./ The Land awakens new realities within us,/ it is a reserve of energy./ The Land inhabits life./ The Land, kind even when it feels humiliated/ by man’s speculation./ Things visible in The Land are the signs/ that bring forth the invisible,/ the mind’s emotion,/ a constant alteration./ Enj… more
Photo Sequences or Indecisive moments
ELLIOTT ERWITTSEQUENTIALLY YOURSPHOTO SEQUENCES OR “INDECISIVE MOMENTS”16 FEBRUARY – 19 MARCH 2011“Usually there is one best moment for snapping a photograph, example the Henri Cartier-Bresson cliché about 'the 'decisive moment'. But then what about the 'indecisive moments’? They may be just as poignant when they add up to a little story. If they work it is the same thing only different.” (Elliott Erwitt, 2011)Atlas … more
Atlas Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by the acclaimed German photogram artist, Floris Neusüss, to coincide with the exhibition Shadow Catcher: Camera-less Photography at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (13 October 2010 - 20 February 2011), which features the work of Floris Neusüss, Adam Fuss, Gary Fabian Miller, Susan Derges and Pierre Cordier. A pioneer of photography, Floris Neusüss has dedicated his whole career to the practice, study and teaching… more
A F R I C A
PHOTOGRAPHS by NICK BRANDT, IRVING PENN,
MIRELLA RICCIARDI, LENI RIEFENSTAHL and GEORGE RODGER
9 SEPTEMBER – 9 OCTOBER 201O
LAUNCH EVENT IN AID OF THE TUSK TRUST: 8 SEPTEMBER, 6-8PM
Atlas Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of fine and rare photographs by five of the most important photographers to work in the continent over the last fifty years.
Though strikingly different in style, the work of each is closely related both by geography and inspiration. Brandt&r… more
Photographs of the Rolling Stones at Villa Nellcote
Photographs of the Rolling Stones at Villa Nellcote
by Dominique Tarlé
15 July - 31 August 2010more
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK POWER / POEMS BY DANIEL COCKRILL
9 JUNE - 10 JULY 2010
Atlas Gallery is pleased to present a ground-breaking exhibition exploring synergies between words and images, which will dramatically transform the gallery into a multi-media experience including photography, poetry and live performance. ‘Destroying the Laboratory for the Sake of the Experiment’ is a collaboration between Magnum photographer Ma… more
FACES OF OUR TIMES
ICONIC PORTRAITS OF POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL FIGURES OF THE LAST 60 YEARS -
EXHIBITION OF RARE VINTAGE AND SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS
Atlas Gallery announce an important new exhibition of rare portraits by some of the most notable photographers of the last six decades. Curated personally by the gallery's director Ben Burdett, the subjects have been chosen from the fields of politics, sport, the arts, entertainment and science. The selection of works on show attempts to examine the w… more
STEVE MACLEOD: BLACKWATER
12 MARCH - 24 APRIL 2010
"The river, a timeless symbol of the journey that we take through life.
Trees, metaphors for a window on the human condition, life; growth; decay; collapse.."
(Steve Macleod, 2009)
Atlas Gallery is pleased to present Scottish photographer Steve Macleod's debut exhibition 'Blackwater'. Stunning, large-format colour prints depict the landscape surrounding the river Blackwater through seasonal changes and shifting light. Dark, ominous woodlands… more
FRAUKE EIGEN: SHOKU
Atlas Gallery is pleased to announce its first collaboration with German photographer Frauke Eigen. For her debut London exhibition, the gallery presents 'Shoku', her latest project inspired by recent visits to Japan. Rich, silver gelatin prints capture the concealed minimal qualities of Japanese architecture, nature and people displaying a subtle interplay between them. There is a strong emphasis on surface texture, whether it be the photographer's careful study of formal g… more
Featuring: Nobuyoshi Araki, David Bailey, Peter Blake, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Ralph Gibson, Jim Goldberg, Philippe Halsman, Barbara Kasten, André Kertész, William Klein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary Ellen Mark, Helmut Newton, Marc Quinn, Rankin, Lucas Samaras and Andy Warhol.
Early last year, the Polaroid Corporation ceased producing its iconic film. The 9th October 2009 will see the final "Use by" or Expiration date of the last batch of Polaroid film manufactured. The exhibiti… more
Photographs from East Africa
Celebrated contemporary photographer Nick Brandt launches major West End exhibition.
A Shadow Falls, Nick Brandt's second major body of work, continues the photographer's ambitious and ongoing photographic project to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Brandt's wide-screen panoramas of animals and landscapes capture an epic vision of a wild Africa which is steadily vanishing. His iconic portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy usually only reserved fo… more
For over sixty years, Magnum photographers have been responsible for taking some of the world's most memorable photographs, images that have become instantly recognizable. Robert Capa's iconic 'The Falling Soldier' (1936), Cartier-Bresson's seminal 'Place de l 'Europe' (1932) capturing a man jumping a large puddle, or Dennis Stock's famous photograph of James Dean walking in the rain in Times Square (1955) are classic examples. These are images from the early years of Magnum, the height of photo… more
Widely regarded as the greatest Italian photographer of the twentieth century, Mario Giacomelli was born in Senigallia, Italy, in 1925. Following a poor formal education, he began his working life as a jobbing printer, before training as a typographer and did not fully embrace photography until he was 30 years old. Despite this late start and his sometimes unconventional almost naïve approach, and in some ways because of it, Giacomelli is now considered one of the most original photographic art… more
THE APOLLO AND GEMINI PHOTOGRAPHS
THE APOLLO AND GEMINI PHOTOGRAPHS
California-based photographic artist Michael Light gained unprecedented access to the film masters from NASA's archive of 32,000 photographs. Light's selection of these images creates an outstanding representation of the space journeys, lunar landings and of the moon landscape, as never before seen, in images of unparalleled clarity and large scale. These large format photographs were first exhibited at Hayward Gallery in 1999, but this … more
"Before Haas, there was no color photography, only colored photographs"
Haas is considered one of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the last century. The first photographer ever to be given a one man show devoted to colour photography at MOMA, he is universally regarded as the father of the medium. Edward Steichen described the exhibition as the beginning of a new "epoch in photography".
This important retrospective exhibition includes rarely seen vintage dye-transfer prints… more
60 YEARS OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY FROM MAGNUM PHOTOS
Photos of the Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antartic expedition