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London Photography Exhibitions November 2016

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London photography exhibitions this week include Danny Lyon at Beetles + Huxley and Atmospheres at Flowers Central Gallery. While Danny Lyon is about to end, the Radical Eye exhibition chosen from Sir Elton John’s fabulous modernist photography collection continues at the Tate Modern. Meanwhile in East London, the Photomonth festival continues. Rad on for an updated list of Photomonth exhibitions and details of these and other London photography exhibitions.

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Danny Lyon

Free admission.
Closing soon.
Danny Lyon is a self-taught, ‘New Journalism’ photographer from Brooklyn. New Journalism was about reporting truth over facts and journalists immersed themselves in the stories as they wrote them. Danny is renowned as a documentary photographer and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography. He also an associate at Magnum Photos.

Beetles and Huxley present an exhibition showcasing work from several of Lyon’s seminal works, including the Civil Rights Movement and the Texas prison system as subjects.

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

Free admission.
Closing soon.
Where: Beetles + Huxley.
Ends: Saturday, 26th November.
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THE RADICAL EYE: MODERNIST PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE SIR ELTON JOHN COLLECTION

Singer, Sir Elton John and Tate present an exhibition of modernist photography from Elton John’s private collection. Sir Elton owns around eight thousand photographic works some dating back to 1910. He started collecting in 1990 when he successfully completed rehab, substituting his addiction for alcohol for an addiction for photography. Tate Modern presents an astounding collection which features work by Dorothea Lange, Man Ray, Edward Weston in addition to other pioneers and masters in their respective photographic fields.

The focus of this London photography exhibition, is the coming of age of photography. In total, the gallery displays 200 works by 60 most noteworthy artists.

Tate Modern is on the South Bank of the Thames, across the river from St Paul’s Cathedral. While visiting, leave extra time to explore the Switch House extension to the Tate Modern, if you haven’t yet had a chance to see it. If you’re planning an evening visit to the Tate Modern, you might also consider visiting the Oxo Tower Bar for sunset views over the Thames and the City of London.

Adult Tickets: £16.50 (including £1.50 Gift Aid donation)
Where: Tate Modern.
Ends: Sunday, 7th May.
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Michael Benson: Atmospheres

Free admission.
Michael Benson uses raw image data from robotic interplanetary missions to create large-format landscape photographs of the planets, their moons and the Sun. This is first solo exhibition at the Flowers Gallery and it showcases his recent work.

Flowers Central is on Cork Street in Soho, just behind the Royal Academy of Arts. It is a very short walk from Beetles+Huxley.

Free admission.
Where: Flowers Central Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 3rd December.
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Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali

Free admission.
Malick Sidibé, probably Mali’s most famous photographer, rose to fame by producing his black and white captures of popular culture in Bamako, which is Mali’s largest city. Sidibé won many awards during his life, most noteworthy are the Hasselblad Award for photography and the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Biennale. Malick Sidibé’s Bamako work from the 1950s to 1970s chronicles Mali’s transformation from a French colony to an independent state. For Sidibé photography was youth and joy as a result, his work captured candid images in the streets and nightclubs.

‘There wasn’t a youth trend he didn’t photograph’ – Guardian

Somerset House presents The Eye of Modern Mali which is the first solo Malick Sidibé exhibition in the UK. The displays consists of 45 original prints from the 1960s and 1970s while the gallery soundtrack recreates the spirit and soul of Mali nightclubs.

Somerset House is on the Strand in London, get lunch after seeing the show in Covent Garden or cross Waterloo Bridge to find somewhere to eat on the South Bank.

Free admission.
Where: Somerset House.
Ends: Sunday, 15th January.
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Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Free admission before midday every day.
Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s is an expansive collection which features over 150 works from 48 female artists. The London photography exhibition is a fascinating window into what drove the movement.

The Photographers’ Gallery is by Liberty of London, not far from either Oxford Street or Regent Street. There is a great café which also serves nice salads, tea, coffee and cakes.

Free admission before midday every day.
Where: The Photographers’ Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 15th January.
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Araki

Closing soon.
Free admission.
Araki is a Japanese photographer who is best known as a prolific author of photo books (he has released some 450 photo books). As well as being one of Japan’s most famous photographers, he is possibly also one of her most controversial photographers. Nobuyoshi Araki’s generates intimate, snapshot-style images of women, often considered erotic and sometimes pornographic. Among his followers are musical artists; most noteworthy are Björk and Lady Gaga who have both been photographed by Araki. Finally, Araki is also known for his Anime work. He contributed to the photography for the Brian Powerd series.

Hamiltons presents a selection of Araki’s more recent work, following on from the 2008 Bokuju Kitan London photography exhibition. Hamiltons Gallery is in Mayfair, close to Grosvenor Square and a short walk from Green Park tube station. To continue the Japanese theme after seeing the show, consider stopping by nearby Nobu and getting a little sushi on the way home.

Closing soon.
Free admission.
Where: Hamiltons.
Ends: Tuesday, 22nd November.
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The Image as Question

Free admission.
The Image as a Question is an exhibition which is rooted in the documentary tradition of photography. The exhibition catalogue contains works from Guy Bourdin, Simon Norfolk and Richard Avedon in addition to other photographers who feature in this Michael Hoppen Gallery London photography exhibition. Most noteworthy, there are only 200 hand-bound copies of the catalogue.

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is in Chelsea, just off the King’s Road. While the gallery is a short walk from South Kensington tube station, it is slightly further from Sloane Square.

Free admission.
Where: Michael Hoppen Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 26th November.
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Photomonth

Photomonth, one of the largest and most inclusive fairs in the country, has returned to East London. Here is a summary of the shows that are part of the festival which you can visit this week. Follow the links for more details.

  • @earth, at Idea Store Canary Wharf, until Saturday, 7th January.
  • 28 Years | The Fixation Showcase, at Fixation UK, until Wednesday, 30th November.
  • Borderlands, at Stone Space, until Saturday, 30th January.
  • Brick Lane Born: Some Photos, 1983-1989, at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, until Thursday, 7th January.
  • Central 24/7, at Morgan Arms, until Sunday, 27th November.
  • Collision, at Lock Tavern, until Wednesday, 30th November.
  • Decolonial Desire, at Autograph ABP, until Saturday, 3rd December.
  • Downtime, at Republic Gallery, until Monday, 21st November.
  • East End Scores, at Cass Foyer Gallery, until Friday, 2nd December.
  • India’s Gateway: Gujurat, Mumbai & Britain, at Redbridge Museum, until Thursday, 28th January.
  • Last Light, at Other Café, until Friday, 25th November.
  • Light Movements, at Brewer’s Bar, until Saturday, 3rd December.
  • Lookin Out, not Looking In, at Fifth Base, from Thursday, 17th November until Sunday, 20th November.
  • Photomonth Photo-Open, at Rich Mix, until Saturday, 26th November.
  • Slam, at Acqua7, until Wednesday, 30th November.
  • Social Change in Tower Hamlets, at Oxford House, until Wednesday, 7th December.
  • Street Level Photoworks, at Mile End Art Pavillion, from Friday, 18th November until Sunday, 27th November.
  • Tales, at V&A Museum of Childhood, until Sunday, 8th January.
  • Well Heeled, at The Printspace Gallery, from Thursday, 17th November until Monday, 28th November.


Platinum: Master Prints by Master Printers

Closing soon.
Free admission.

Closing soon.
Free admission.
Where: Atlas Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 19th November.
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Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948

Free admission.
Black Chronicles is a new display on at the National Portrait Gallery and is a collaboration with Autograph ABP. In fact the display is part of Autograph ABPs Heritage Lottery Fund project, ‘The Missing Chapter’. The 40 photographs on display provide a snapshot of black lives and experiences in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.

The National Portrait Gallery is on St. Martin’s Place, a few strides from Leicester Square tube station.

Free admission.
Where: National Portrait Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 11th December.
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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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