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London Photography Exhibitions

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London Photography Exhibitions list features Reconstructing London, a collection of some rarely seen Austrian photojournalist, Ernst Haas at the Atlas Gallery. One if the new London photography exhibitions opening today is Paul Vickery’s ‘Boxer’ opens today at the Doomed Gallery in Dalston. The André Kertész exhibition at the James Hyman Gallery is closing on Saturday. Read on for information on these and some of the other ten best London photography exhibitions on now.

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Ernst Haas: Reconstructing London

Ernst Haas was a photojournalist possibly best known for his colour saturated images of post-war USA . However, it was a capture he made, in 1949, at the beginning of his career, of passengers disembarking from a train, that lead to Robert Capa inviting him to join Magnum Photos.

Ernst Haas was in London 1949-51 and captured the recovery of the great city from the Second World War. Central to the exhibition are shots from Speaker’s Corner, known even today as a showcase for free speech, with a generous helping of eccentricity. There he captures the dynamic of changing London, showing Black workers union and socialist party representatives speaking amongst bowler-hatted gentry.

32 rarely seen, black and white images are on display, demonstrating Ernst Haas’ wit, sensitivity and candour in equal measure with the levity and stoicism of London’s inhabitants. London had a reputation for her ‘pea-soupers’: the green-yellow, thick fog formed by pollution which plagued London in the early 1950s. The black and white capture of cyclists in a busy London street amongst taxis and buses provides a vivid vision of London at this time. The display is part of a wider collection of 94 vintage prints on sale at the gallery as a single set. Contact the Atlas Gallery for sales information.

The Atlas Gallery is on Dorset Street in Marylebone, a few minutes walk from Baker Street tube station. The Nordic Bakery is also close buy, for a chic Scandinavian coffee and cinnamon bun post-viewing.

Where: Atlas Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 4th July, 2015.
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More information: Atlas Gallery.


André Kertész in Europe

Free admission
Closing soon
André Kertész in Europe is the first show to focus solely on the Hungarian legend’s European photography. This is a rare exhibition featuring never before seen and intimately revealing work. The James Hyman Gallery showcases works from the estate of one of the twentieth century’s most significant photographers. The works span 70 years beginning with some of Kertész’ earliest, from the 1910, and continuing to 1980s Paris.
André Kertész is said to have influenced Henri Cartier-Bresson and is celebrated for initiating the ‘photo-essay’ style. Henri Cartier-Bresson once said “Each time André Kertész’ shutter clicks, I feel his heart beating”. There is a series on show, from London and Manchester when Kertész visited Henry Moore in 1980. In one capture Henry Moore’s silhouette hangs over a collage of objects including a 1926 print of objects in Mondrian’s studio taken by Kertész.

The James Hyman Gallery is in London’s Saville Row, just behind the Royal Academy of Arts.

Free admission
Closing soon
Where: James Hyman Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 13th June, 2015.
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More information: James Hyman Gallery.


Paul Vickery: Boxer

Closing soon
London-based photographer Paul Vickery launches his book and showcases the “Boxers” project at Dalston’s Doomed Gallery. Boxers is the result of twelve-months shooting, working closely and collaboratively with the subjects. Paul only uses film, believing this creates images with a greater depth that digital sensors.

The Doomed Gallery is in Dalston, by the Kingsland Road shopping centre.

Closing soon
Where: Doomed Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 14th June, 2015.
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More information: Doomed Gallery.


Alexander Lindsay: Altitude

Free admission
Alexander Lindsay counts Sebastião Salgado and Andreas Gursky amoungst his influences and his imagery has been consistently compelling. For this exhibition, Alexander Lindsay uses cutting-edge technology to painstakingly, digitally compile and render multiple photographs. Producing giant ‘jigsaw’ panoramas printed and mounted on dibond. He carries out the printing by hand in his studio in Scotland, printing on a vast yet highly detailed scale.

Altitude features gargantuan panoramic prints of vistas from his 20,000 mile, eight-month expedition across South America. You see snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, lakes, flamingos, salt plains all in minute, tack-sharp detail.

“You can feel the warmth of the sun or the force of the wind, in a testimony to the escapism, which Alexander’s photography provides” The Velvet Whisper.

The exhibition is on at Piano Nobile Kings Place, just beside Kings Cross Station.

Free admission
Where: Piano Nobile Kings Place.
Ends: Saturday, 20th June, 2015.
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More information: Piano Nobile.


Tyler Udall: Boys

Free admission
Tyler Udall believes that women are significantly more sexualised than men, by photographers and by viewers. In his book, Auguries of Innocence, he “presents a body of deeply honest memories”: the book is a photo diary documenting four years of Tyler Udall’s life. “Boys” explores the sexuality of young men, blurring the lines between innocence and corruption. The captures are taken from the Auguries of Innocence book.

“[A] lovely mosaic of sex, laughter, loss and growth”, Dazed Digital.

The Little Black Gallery is in Chelsea, just off the Fulham Road.

Free admission
Where: The Little Black Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 20th June, 2015.
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More information: The Little Black Gallery.


Magic Mirror: Exhibition of works by Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill

Free admission
Claude Cahun, the French surrealist artist, was know for hallenging traditional gender roles in her work. This exhibition features small prints each of which invites a closer, inquisitive look. The reward: an alternative illusionary perspective.
The exhibition is on at Bow Arts: The Nunnery in Bromley-by-Bow.

Free admission
Where: Bow Arts – The Nunnery.
Ends: Sunday, 14th June, 2015.
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More information: Bow Arts.


Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

Free admission
Christopher Williams investigates photography as the defining medium of modernism.

“Everything you see is lengthily conceived and minutely considered, even when the pay-off seems surprisingly minimal.” – The Guardian.

The Whitechapel Gallery is on Whitechapel High Street.
Free admission
Where: Whitechapel Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 21st June, 2015.
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More information: Whitechapel Gallery.


Ishiuchi Miyako: Frida

Free admission
Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako is a photographic record of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and belongings.

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is just off the King’s Road, in Chelsea.

Free admission
Where: Michael Hoppen Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 12th July, 2015.
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More information: Michael Hoppen Gallery.


Henry Wessel: Incidents

Free admission
Henry Wessel is an arguably under-appreciated American photographer, who counts William Carlos Williams and André Kertész as his influences. The free exhibition at Tate Britain features 27 undated photographs which were recently acquired by the gallery. “Captured from his car, on the street, or in other public places, and taken with minimal interaction with the subject, these commonplace scenes are framed by Wessel as if they were isolated moments from a grander narrative.” – Tate.
If you can’t make it into London to see the prints, you might consider by the collection book.
Free admission
Where: Tate Modern.
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More information: Tate Modern.


Revelations: Experiments in Photography

The Science Museum follows on from the Drawn by Light exhibition, which showcased over 150 years of photography from the Royal Photographic Society archive. Revelations while covering a similar period has a scientific focus, exploring the role of photograph in Science and “featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography”.

“The curators should be commended for making this potentially overwhelming subject into a show that engages on many levels, social, scientific, historic, and visual”. Telegraph

Where: Science Museum.
Ends: Sunday, 13th September, 2015.
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More information: Science Museum.




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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