Exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery
A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde
41 winners, jurors' picks and finalists
This year’s shortlist celebrates established photographic narratives alongside experimental and conceptual approaches to documentary, landscape and portraiture. All of this year’s nominated artists investigate questions of truth and fiction, doubt and certainty, what constitutes the real and ideal and the relationship between the observer and the observed.
Works by the four shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery from 3 March until 11 June 20… more
WORKS FROM THE VERBUND COLLECTION
Dandyism and Black Masculinity
Image-Making and Music in the 21st Century
Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse Winner
more than 200 original press prints, drawn from the prestigious Black Star collection of twentieth century photoreportage.
graduates' practices from photographic and visual arts courses across the UK.
Winner: Richard Mosse
Photography, Motherhood and Identity
The winners are Broomberg & Chanarin for War Primer 2
The World in London is a celebration of Londoners and demonstrates photography’s ability to capture the human form in interesting and distinct ways. The project is organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and forms part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. The Photographers’ Gallery is the largest public gallery in the UK dedicated to photography. For more information about the project and its participants please visit the website:www.theworldinlondo… more
Scenes of London from 1930s to 1980sWolfgang Suschitzky (b. 1912)Now in his 100th year, Viennese photographer Wolfgang Suschitzky is best known for his captivating images of London in the 1930s and 1940s. From the booksellers of Charing Cross Road, to the romance of the fairground and an industrial River Thames, Suschitzky captures the city’s street life with an affectionate and candid eye. Over a number of recent visits to Suschitzky’s home our Print Sales team have selected key pho… more
New and Unique Work Julie Cockburn (b. 1966)Julie Cockburn takes found photographs and through cutting, embroidering and collaging makes them her own. The images she uses, from Hollywood actors to 50s American high school pictures, lend her work a nostalgic quality. For Cockburn the aim of her work is to link the past to the present, bringing these images back to life. Obsessed with film and magazine images from an early age, Cockburn reinvigorates these images through her interv… more
Temporary Location: 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DR
Soho Projects: FrenchMottershead
Over the Threshold
The Photographers' Gallery
Temporary Location: 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DR
Exhibition Dates: 19 – 22 May 2011
Opening Times: Thu – Sun 12.00 – 18.00 (Friday: 12.00 – 0.00)
Nearest Tubes: Oxford Circus/ Piccadilly Circus
Tel: 0845 262 1618
For the first of The Photographers’ Gallery’s Soho Projects, London bas… more
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 Shortlist AnnouncedExhibition Dates: 2 – 30 April 2011Winner Announced: Tuesday 26 April 2011Exhibition Location: Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5SLNearest Tube: Baker StreetAdmission FreeThe Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Now in its fifteenth year, the Prize will be on display from Saturday 2 April until Sunday 30 April 2011, with the winn… more
Self-Reflection in Fashion Photography
Recent photography from Colombia
Is seeing truly believing?
The £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize was awarded to Luc Delahaye
Focusing on Hitchcock’s regular, and famed, cameo appearances in each of his films, Looking for Alfred foregrounds these walk-on parts with the aid of Hitchcock look-alikes.Over a few months the artist’s quest was to find the perfect 'doppelganger' and in the exhibition the film is counter-pointed with behind-the-scenes footage of the production, including screen tests held in New York, Los Angeles and London. This quest culminated with the filming of a gathering of several Hitchcock… more
From a list of over eighty nominations, the Jury has selected four finalists on the basis of a body of work which has made a significant contribution to the medium of photography in the past year.
“The work of the four finalists of the Citibank Photography Prize 2003, Jitka Hanzlová, Bertien van Manen, Simon Norfolk and Juergen Teller, all use photography to record the world around them. Their work signals a return to a more documentary approach that is now in ascendance in contemporary pho… more
A major figure in world and American photography, The Photographers' Gallery is delighted to present Joel Sternfeld's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. It allows us to appraise an artist who stands at the beginning of contemporary developments in the medium. Sternfeld's epic, detailed images are an acknowledged influence on Andreas Gursky, and also anticipate the imagery of the suburban landscape as developed by Jeff Wall and Gregory Crewdson. A contemporary of the New Topographic pho… more
"As with all Hinde imagery, the Butlin's photographs show an idealised view of the world and, after the passage of time, acquire the power of a lost dream. The most remarkable thing of all is that the photographs were painstakingly produced not for any aspirational ideas or as great art, but as humble postcards to sell for a few pence to holidaymakers."
Martin Parr, 2002
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series of postcards to be sold at But… more
Recent Developments in British Photography and Video
Reality Check brings together sixteen of British art's rising stars, in an exhibition which presents the very latest developments in UKúbased photography and video installation. Each participating artist shares a belief in the camera's capacity to transform real experience - whether through re-enactment and visual replay, or through close observation and obsessive documentation - into the realm of the poetic. Reality Check is an exhibition inspired by real things in the real world - by events, … more
For over 40 years, from the 1950s until the late 1990s, Harry Jacobs worked as a commercial studio photographer in Stockwell, London, SW9. In this time, he took an estimated 60,000 photographs. Jacobs'compelling archive captures generations of individuals and families, their hopes and achievements.
Brixton Studio combines selected images from the archive with new work by four contemporary artists commissioned to use Brixton as their 'studio'. more