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London Photography Exhibitions October 2016

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London photography exhibitions this October are fantastic. Visitors to London’s photography galleries can see works from top photographers from this and last century. Controversial Japanese photographer presents recent work at Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair, while around the corner, Osborne Samuel display iconic fashion photography by Erwin Blumenfeld. Landscape photography enthusiasts will love the two Edward Burtynsky’s displays at Flowers Gallery in Shoreditch. East London is also houses the continuing Photomonth festival. Read on for opening times and closing dates of these and all the other October London photography exhibitions.

See the 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 for the London photography exhibitions.


Araki

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 aslo 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.
Free admission.
Where: Hamiltons.
Ends: Tuesday, 22nd November.
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Edward Burtynsky: Salt Pans / Essential Elements

Free admission.
Closing soon!
Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and produces large format works based on industrial landscapes. The predominant theme of his work is nature transformed through industry. Using drones, propeller planes and a gigantic selfie stick, Edward Burtynsky has let our eyes climb to reach vistas demonstrating how we have drilled and ‘drained our planet‘ to awesome effect. Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Eadweard Muybridge and Carleton Watkins all influenced Burtynsky through their work which he saw while on a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1980s.

Salt Pans is a series of geometric compositions. Burtynsky mostly photographed this series from a topographical perspective, which draws the eye to the surface while immersing it in detail. While Salt Pans has a single narrative, the second display, Essential Elements, is an evocative journey through some of Burtynsky’s past projects. The upper gallery display contrasts his early disorientation of perspective and scale while some later work celebrates rich organic patterns captured in Burtynsky’s first aerial photography project. In his own words, both displays ‘reflect pools of our times‘.

Flowers Central is in Shoreditch on Kingsland Road, close to Hoxton Overground station. If you like Vietnamese food, it’s probably worth combining the gallery visit with lunch at one of the restaurants on the Pho Mile.

Free admission.
Closing soon!
Where: Flowers Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 29th October.
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Yousuf Karsh

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Free admission.
Yousuf Karsh is a Canadian photographer and is one of the great portrait photographers of the twentieth century. Karsh’s work comprises portraits of statesmen, artists, scientists, and men and women of accomplishment. Maybe his most famous portrait was the one he captured of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1941. This portrait brought him international attention and consequently, Life put the photograph on the front cover of the magazine at the end of the Second World War.

Karsh was later honoured with the title Companion of the Order of Canada. Rumour has it that Chucrchill was irritated when he sat for Karsh because his aides did not tell him that a photographer would be taking his photograph. He mischievously snapped “You have two minutes, and that’s it!” at Karsh as he lit his cigar.

Karsh built his reputation on his gift for capturing the essence of his subject in the instant of his portrait. His mastery of studio lighting was impressive while his style was distinctive: he often lit hands separately. He used light dramatically, capturing the white trail of smoke emitted from the subject’s cigarette escaping into the ether or using shadow and rim lighting for impact. Most of all though, Karsh was considerate and kind to his subjects; he always looked for their positive values. Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro, held a much higher level of respect and trust for Karsh than they did other photographers.


Beetles+Huxley show details

Beetles+Huxley presents the first major London photography exhibition of Yousuf Karsh’s work in 30 years. Naturally the gallery presents the Winston Churchill portrait in addition to portraits of George Bernard Shaw, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro and Martin Luther King. Most noteworthy is the 1951 portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Karsh made the portrait the year before then Princess Elizabeth ascended to the throne. Beetles+Huxley are selling prints of that and the other iconic photographs on display from the Mayfair gallery.

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

Free admission.
Closing soon!
Where: Beetles + Huxley.
Ends: Saturday, 22nd October.
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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.

  • Hidden Beauty, at L A Noble Gallery at Four Corners, until Saturday, 22nd October.
  • Borderlands, at Stone Space, until Saturday, 30th January.
  • Girl Town, at St Margarets House, until Tuesday, 1st November.
  • This England, at Unit G Gallery, until Saturday, 22nd October.
  • Decolonial Desire, at Autograph ABP, until Saturday, 3rd December.
  • Brick Lane Born: Some Photos, 19983-1989, at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, until Thursday, 7th January.
  • Dalston Street Show, at Dalson E8, until Monday, 14th November.
  • Royal Photographic Society International Photobook Exhibition, at Espacio Gallery, until Sunday, 23rd October.
  • India’s Gateway: Gujurat, Mumbai & Britain, at Redbridge Museum, until Sunday, 23rd October.
  • The Displaced, at Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, until Wednesday, 2nd November.
  • Territorial, at Bank Space Gallery, from Thursday, 20th October until Saturday, 12th November.
  • Trajectory, at The Printspace Gallery, from Thursday, 20th October until Tuesday, 1st November.
  • Six Years Six Conflicts, at Republic Gallery, from Friday, 21st October until Sunday, 30th October.
  • Edition Five – The Rooftop Collective, at Clerkenwell Gallery, from Tuesday, 25th October until Sunday, 30th October.


Erwin Blumenfeld

Closing soon!
Free admission.
Osborne Samuel celebrate Erwin Blumenfeld, German photographer, famous for his work in Vogue ad Harper’s Bazaar in the 1940s and 1950s. Blumenfeld was on of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Osborne Samuel’s exhibition highlights Bluemenfelds collage and experimental photography work.

Osborne Samuel is in Mayfair, a short walk from New Bond Street.

Closing soon!
Free admission.
Where: Osborne Samuel.
Ends: Saturday, 29th October.
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Platinum: Master Prints by Master Printers

Free admission.

Free admission.
Where: Atlas Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 19th November.
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William Eggleston Portraits

Closing soon!
William Eggleston, master pioneer of colour photography is widely recognised as being responsible for the acceptance of colour photography as an art form. He dropped black and white for colour film at a time when colour photography was only used in commercial advertising. Eggleston’s 1974 exhibition at MoMA entitled ’14 Pictures’ was seen as the acceptance of colour photography by the highest validating institution by Mark Holborn.
William Eggleston was influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson after reading his Decisive Moment book and also documentary photographer Robert Frank, learning by reading the photographically illustrated books. William Eggleston became known for his rich and complex images, inspired by his native American South.

The World Photography Organisation (WPO) recognised William Eggleston’s contribution to photography in 2013. WPO awarded him the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography.

William Eggleston Portraits is an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and presents one hundred of William Eggleston’s works. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of William Eggleston’s works ever held. Be sure to look out for the rarely seen early black and white photographs also on show.

Read on for details of the free Black Chronicles display, also on at the National Portrait Gallery.

Closing soon!
Admission: £8 (full price with donation, extra online booking fee applies).
Where: National Portrait Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 23rd October.
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A History of Photography: The Body

Free admission.
A History of Photography: The Body is a free display in Gallery 100 at the V&A. They is some fantastic photography on show, including Bill Brandt’s beach captures from the 1950s in which he treats the body as a sculpture and Helmut Newton’s ‘Sie Kommen, Dressed and Undressed’.
The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum is in South Kensington, five minutes walk from South Kensington tube station and a short walk from Hyde Park.

Free admission.
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum.
Ends: Sunday, 19th February 2017.
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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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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

Free admission.
Where: Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Ends: Sunday, 25th June 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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