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London Photography Exhibitions August 2017

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London photography exhibitions for August 2017 include Luke Willis Thompson’s response to a shooting in the U.S. and the photography of South African artist Zanele Muholi.

Some exhibitions will be closing soon, including the Arthur Elgort exhibition at Atlas Gallery. Read on for more details of all of the exhibitions.

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Luke Willis Thompson

Free admission.
New Zealand born and London-based Luke Willis Thompson was shocked over the shooting of a 32-year old cafeteria worker by U.S. police. The victim’s partner shared a video of the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Facebook. Thompson decided to contact her for a commission which is a response to her earlier video.

Chisenhale Gallery presents the first U.K. solo exhibition of Luke Willis Thompson’s work.

Free admission.
Where: Chisenhale Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 27th August.
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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

Free admission.
South African artist Zanele Muholi presents 60 images in her first U.K. solo exhibition. The images use her own body as a canvas to confront the politics of race.

Rivington Place is in Shoreditch, a short walk from Shoreditch High Street London Overground station. You might consider stopping off at Boxpark, a pop-up shopping centre, on the walk back to the station for a coffee.

Free admission.
Where: Autograph ABP.
Ends: Saturday, 28th October.
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A Handful of Dust: Photography after Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp

A Handful of Dust takes Man Ray’s 1920 Dust Breeding (Élevage de poussière) from 1920 as a starting point. That photograph was a capture of a sheet of glass gathering dust in Marcel Duchamp’s Manhattan studio. Duchamp had let the left glass to gather dust during one stage of the long process of producing his work. Ray noticed how the surface of the glass “appeared like some strange landscape from a bird’s eye view” viewed through the camera lens. The title ‘A Handful of Dust’ is though to come from the T.S. Elliot poem ‘The Waste Land‘ which was first published in the same month as the photography.

A Handful of Dust draws on work Walker Evan and Nick Wapplington to plot a visual journey through the 20th century. The curator, inspired by Man Ray’s photograph has built a collection of aerial photography cataloguing wartime destruction, natural disasters and urban decay.

The Whitechapel Gallery is around the corner from Aldgate East tube station in the City.

Free admission.
Where: Whitechapel Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 3rd September.
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Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion

Free admission.
Eadweard Muybridge is probably best known for his use of photography in scientific studies. He only picked up photography while recuperating from an accident which left him with serious head injuries. Muybridge’s techniques and experience gained during this period were invaluable when he was called upon to provide a definitive answer to the question of ‘Does a horse always have at least one hoof in contact with the ground at while galloping?’. This is something too quick to be observed with the naked human eye. Consequently Muybridge showed, through his photography, that there is in fact a short period when the horse has no hooves in contact with the ground.

Animal Locomotion at Beetles+Huxley is a large-scale exhibition featuring over sixty collotype prints made by the British photographer. The prints date back to 1887, when photography was in its infancy.

Beetles+Huxley is just off Piccadilly, not far from Fortnum & Mason or the Royal Academy of Arts and a short walk from Regent’s Street.

Free admission.
Where: Beetles+Huxley.
Ends: Saturday, 2nd September.
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Summer Breeze

Free admission.
Summer Breeze at Frith Street Gallery uses the medium of photography to explore the rather interesting notions of self and identity. While the gallery at Golden Square ponders corporal aspects of these notions, Soho square focusses on memory: what it conceals and what it reveals. The intriguing exhibition features the work of Jaki Irvine, Anna Barriball and Tacita Dean.

Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square is by the Nordic Bakery. Pop in after the exhibition for a cinnamon bun and coffee and or a Finnish Karelian Pastry (Karjalanpiirakka) if you prefer savoury snacks. It can be difficult to get a seat, but if the weather is good, you can enjoy the treats out on Golden Square. Frith Street Soho Square is around the corner from G-A-Y, postcode is W1D 3JJ.
Free admission.
Where: Frith Street Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 2nd September.
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Arthur Elgort

Free admission.
Closing soon.
Arthur Elgort is an American fashion photographer, known for the work he did for US Vogue, Glamour, GHQ, and Rolling Stone in addition to Teen Vogue. Atlas Gallery presents the first solo U.K. Elgort exhibition, showing the most noteworthy work from his illustrious 40 year career.

The Atlas Gallery is on Dorset Street in Marylebone, a few minutes walk from Baker Street tube station. Rococo Chocolate Shop and café is also not far if you fancy a nice hot chocolate after seeing the show.

Free admission.
Closing soon.
Where: Atlas Gallery.
Ends: Friday, 11th August.
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Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of Pines

Free admission before noon every day.
Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer known for his almost cinematic, staged photo shoots of small town America. Probably his best known and most widely acclaimed bodies of work include Natural Wonder, Twilight, Dream House. Cathedral Pines is a new body of work shot during three productions in Becket Massachusetts. This is Crewdson’s first ever UK solo exhibition. In another first, London’s Photographers’ Gallery presents the work over three exhibition space in the gallery.

The Photographers’ Gallery is by Liberty of London, not far from either Oxford Street or Regent Street. The gallery has a great café which also serves nice salads, and slightly less healthy treats!

Free admission before noon every day.
Where: Photographers’ Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 8th October.
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Edmund Clark: War of Terror

Free entry.
British photographer Edmund Clark gained access to Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba where the U.S. government held enemy combatants during the War on Terror. Clark also photographed a house which was subject to a Control Order. Control Orders were introduced by the British government as a counter-terrorism measure. The idea was to restrict an individual’s liberty for the purpose of protecting members of the public from a risk of terrorism. During the three days Clark spent in the house, he made uncomposed images and published them in the book Control Order on leaving the house.

War on Terror is an immersive experience which brings together several sources of material, correspondence from round the world sent to a British detainee at Guantanamo Bay as well as Edmund Clark’s own photography at the facility. In addition you can see photographs from the suburban UK house which was under a Control Order.

The Imperial War Museum is on Lambeth Road, close to Elephant & Castle underground and mainline stations.

Free entry.
Where: Imperial War Museum.
Ends: Monday, 28th August
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Daido Moriyama

Free admission.
Daido Moriyama is a Japanese photographer probably best known for his style of black and white street photography cataloguing the breakdown of traditional values in modern Japan. He counts William Klein and Eikoh Hosoe as his principal influences: he worked as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe.

This is a permanent display in the Tate Modern in the Artist rooms. In addition to prints of famous Moriyama images hung on the walls, there is a looping projection of dozens of other images – all inspiring.

Tate Modern is on the South Bank of the Thames, and just a few minutes’ walk from St. Paul’s tube station. The shows seems like a perfect drop-in on a walk along the South Bank on a a sunny day.

Free admission.
Where: Tate Modern: Boiler House Level 4 East.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, While this top photography show is in it’s 52nd edition award winning captures, capturing the talent and vision of the involved photographers persists.
The Natural History Museum is in South Kensington on Exhibition Road and a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Adult tickets cost up to £15.00 including donation and £1.50 online booking fee.
Where: Natural History Museum.
Ends: Sunday, 10th September 2017.
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That’s it for this week’s London Photography Exhibitions, look out for next week’s list of London Photography Exhibitions!

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