Photo London 2016 begins: UK’s Largest Photography Event

The photography event of the year Photo London launched for the second time today. With work from some of the most renowned photographers featured, 85 of the world’s leading galleries showcasing and numerous talks taking place over the next few days.

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Four major exhibitions will be unveiled at Somerset House including Photo London Master of Photography, Don McCullin (in association with Hamiltons Gallery). Images from McCullin’s 60-year career will feature beginning from his North London neighbourhood in the 1950s to his iconic war photography.

Other major exhibitions include Russian photographer Sergey Chilikov’s Photoprovocations (presented by Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow), Craigie Horsfield’s Twelve (Wilson Centre for Photography) and The Magic Lantern Show by Deadhouse.

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Photo London co-founder Michael Benson said: “Photography is a major art form and the making of art as we all know is a difficult, painstaking thing to do.

“What technology has done is give us all license to try. Maybe, just maybe, Photo London is the first art fair of the smartphone generation.”

London’s major art galleries will be displaying photography including the National Portrait Gallery, V&A, Barbican and many more.

A striking feature of this year’s event is the work of Wolfgang Tillmans’ Between Bridges. Pro-EU prints are displayed on the exterior of the Pavilion – the 26 posters are a bold and passionate reminder of the consequences of the EU referendum, not just economically but artistically.

Musician Graham Nash also picked 20 of his favourite pictures, which will be marked with stickers. This year’s Photo London boasts an all-star line up of international photographers including Martin Parr, Nadav Kander, Nick Knight and many more. So, if it sounds like your cup of tea, see below for details.

 

Photo London 2016 is running from May 19-22 at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

For more information and tickets visit: photolondon.org

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