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London Photography Exhibitions features a few photography exhibitions focussing on London. Ernst Haas: Reconstructing London continues at the Atlas Gallery. On top there is Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography Christina Broom at the museum of London, featuring the work of the first female professional press photographer in London. On top of that, the London Metropolitan Archive have photographs from the dawn of London photography on show. The images, taken from their archives show the first tube line and the opening of the Blackwall Tunnel.

Finally we have added the exhibition on at Tiwani Contemporary: the View from Here to the list of London Photography Exhibitions. The show presents the work of a new generation of artists in Fitzrovia.

Read on for information on these and some of the other ten best London photography exhibitions on now. Note some London photography exhibitions are closing soon. See below for details.

See our regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps.


Christina Broom: Soldiers and Suffragettes

Free admission
Christina Broom is considered the United Kingdom’s first, female, professional press photographer and her work from the early 20th century on show in this exhibition reveals her unique observations of London at that time. the work on show, developed from a private collection of over 300 glass plates includes fantastic Suffragettes processions and events.

This exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, is the first ever exhibition dedicated to the photography of Christina Broom 70 years after her death.

“The pioneer finally gets the exhibition she deserves” – Independent.

Images include a portrait of King Edward VII with the Royal Family (including future King George V, grandson of Queen Victoria and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II) at the Duke of Yorks’ School in Chelsea from 1908.

There is a special event next Thursday (25th June): Christina Broom: Close Up, at the Museum of London, Docklands. Tickets can be bought in advance (discount code available).

The Museum of London Docklands is right by West India Quay in the Docklands tube station and only moments from Canary Wharf.

Free admission
Where: Museum of London Docklands.
Ends: Sunday, 1st November, 2015.
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More information: Museum of London.


Victorian London in Photographs

Free admission
Victorian London in Photographs presents some of the most striking images, in stunning detail, from the dawn of photography, during Queen Victoria’s reign.

On show is the first known photograph taken in London, the opening of the Blackwall Tunnel, the first tube line and life on London’s streets during the times of Dickens.

There is a special tour of the exhibition, with the curator, next month.

London Metropolitan Archives is in Clerkenwell. Stop by nearby Exmouth Market for a coffee any day or for specialist food market on Thursdays and Fridays.

Free admission
Where: London Metropolitan Archives.
Ends: Thursday, 8th October, 2015.
See our regularly updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
More information: London Metropolitan Archives.


The View from Here

The View from Here showcase the work of several artists from Africa and her diaspora:

  • Andrew Esiebo: Nigerian photographer documenting the rapid social, economic and cultural deveploemt in Nigeria
  • Délio Jasse – Angolan, living in Portugal who experiments with platinum and pallidium printing
  • Lebohang Kganye – Emerging South African Artist
  • Namsa Leuba – Swiss/Guinean photographer
  • Abraham Oghobase – Nigerian photgrapher whose works is often structured around his body and it’s surroundings
  • Dawit L. Petros – New York-based artist focusing on the relationship between African histories and European modernism.

“[The] exhibition showcases a new generation of conceptual photographers” – British Journal of Photography

Tiwani Contemporary is in Fitzrovia, a few minutes walk from Goodge Street tube station and Tottenham Court Road.

Where: Tiwani Contemporary.
Ends: Saturday, 27th June, 2015.
See our regularly updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
More information: Tiwani Contemporary.


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.
See our regularly updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
More information: Atlas Gallery.


Alexander Lindsay: Altitude

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


Tyler Udall: Boys

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


Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

Free admission
Closing soon
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
Closing soon
Where: Whitechapel Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 21st June, 2015.
See our regularly updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
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.
See our regularly updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
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.
See our regularly updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
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.
See our recently updated page on London Photography Galleries to compliment this post on London Photography Exhibitions for information on opening times and maps.
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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