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London photography exhibitions this week include two new exhibitions at Beetles+Huxley and the Michael Hoppen Gallery. Vivian Maier, the reclusive carer, nanny and child minder with a secret life as a prolific street photographer has her work exhibited at Beetles+Huxley. This has to be one of the top London Photography Exhibitions of the summer. Meanwhile over in Chelsea a new Simon Norfolk exhibition is opening at the fine art photography pioneering gallerist Michael Hoppen. Simon Norfolk is known for his work bringing attention to genocide. This latest exhibition examines changes in Afghanistan over a year. Read on for information on these and some of the other ten best London photography exhibitions on now. Note that amongst the London photography exhibitions are closing soon are Tomoko Yoneda: Beyond Memory at Grimaldi Gavin (not to be missed), Simon Roberts: National Property at Flowers Central and Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave at the James Hyman Gallery. More details below.

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Vivian Maier

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Vivian Maier, intensely guarded and private, was not know for her photographic work during her life. She was a prolific street photographer, though her work was only discovered in 2007 when a massive hoard of 100,000 negatives from her storage locker was auctioned off. John Maloof, a history enthusiast discovered the negatives and started sharing them, generating significant interest. This lead to the creation of a documentary. “Finding Vivian Maier” which set about answering the question of who the elusive Vivian Maier was. The documentary leads you to ask as many questions as it answers. One thing is certain – Vivian Maier was a great talent with an intriguing character.

This Beetles+Huxley exhibition showcase Vivian Maier’s street photography as well as her staged portraits. The hand printed photographs are made from Vivian Maier’s negatives and some are being shown in London for the first time.

“Her photographs […] are witty and intelligent, and charged with a strong sense of empathy” Beetles+Huxley.

“She is now seen as one of the great photographers of the 20th century” – IB Times.

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.

Where: Beetles+Huxley.
Ends: Saturday, 5th September, 2015.
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Simon Norfolk: Time Taken

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Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer,

His book, “For Most of it I have no Words” – in which he turned his lenses to areas which have witnessed genocide – received an award from the Foreign Press Club of America. While his later book “Bleed” treated the aftermath of the war in Bosnia.

Time Taken is the Michael Hoppen Gallery’s third Simon Norfolk exhibition. The display features images made by Simon Norfol in 2013 & 2014 in th Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan. The region was once known for the immense 170 foot standing Buddhas carved into cliff faces. The focus of the images is the present and how the recent conflict has left the region. Simon Norfolk captured the same spots over a year to chart the shifting landscape.

“Simon Norfolk is a very talented driven young photographer who is pursuing one of life’s big questions with intensity and focused intention.” – Jim Casper, Lens Culture

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

Where: Michael Hoppen Gallery.
Ends: Tuesday, 8th September, 2015.
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More information: Michael Hoppen Gallery.


Simon Roberts: National Property

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Closing soon.
Simon Roberts is a British photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity.

“I’m also looking for subliminal signals in the landscape, capturing a sense of tension just underneath the surface of the photograph” – Simon Roberts

For his book Motherland he made pictures at over 200 locations, 15 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, making a statement on Russia at that time. Later he turned the lenses of his large format camera to his native England for the making of the book We English. On a on-year journey caravanning around the country with his wife and daughter he documented both social and natural landscapes, marking a significant contribution to the photography of England. Later major works include The Election Project and Pierdom.

Flowers Central is putting on an exhibition featuring news works, but building on the successes of Simon Roberts’ previous work. He travelled around the country again in 2014, this time photographing popular scenic destinations.

“Roberts’ work explores senses of belonging in landscapes” Stephen Daniels

Flowers Central is on Cork Street in Soho, just behind the Royal Academy of Arts. It might be worth popping into Grimaldi Gavin on Albermarle Street, if you have time, which is just a two-minute walk.

Closing soon.
Where: Flowers Central Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 8th August, 2015.
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More information: Flowers Gallery.


Hannah Collins

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Hannah Collins’ photographs “can be experienced as an image and as a kind of architecture; as two-dimensional surface and as sculpture.” Iwona Blazwick . Hannah is a contemporary British artist whose works treat the collective experiences of memory, history and the everyday. The Camden Arts exhibition features the large unframed style of artwork she has become known for. The exhibition attempts to reveal Collins’ capacity to convey the emotional and psychological aspects of spaces steeped in cultural and social history”.

Camden Arts Centreis just off on the Finchley Road, moments from Finchley Road & Frognall Overground station.

Where: Camden Arts Centre.
Ends: Sunday, 13th September, 2015.
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Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave

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Closing soon.
Raymond Cauchetier is an influential French photographer, best-known for capturing some of the most iconic images which epitomised the seminal films of the French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague), from which this James Hyman exhibition borrows its name. Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave staged to coincide with his 95th birthday includes never-before-editioned photographs selected from Cauchetier’s own private archive. The Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave follows on from Raymond Cauchetier’s first solo London show, held at the James Hyman Gallery in 2010.

Cauchetier’s style is engaging. He is an invisible man, giving the perspective of a fly-on-the-wall during the making of a great film, long before behind-the-scenes publicity shots became ubiquitous.

“A great movie is a universe, the galaxies are intertwined with an apparent and deceptive ease.” Raymond Cauchetier

Famously, when invited to join the elite Magnum agency by Henri-Cartier Bresson, Cauchetier declined: he refused to buy the required Leica camera, preferiing to stick with his trusted Rollieflex camera. Being self-taught himself, the only advice Cauchetier offers photographers is: “follow your own path, and do not listen to advice“.

Closing soon.
Where: James Hyman Gallery.
Ends: Saturday, 15th August, 2015.
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Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men

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Shirley Baker, who died last year, was a photographer who chronicled and celebrated life in the streets of working class Manchester. In fact she was thought to be the only woman practising street photography in postwar Britain. She was active at a time when the slums were being demolished to be replaced by tower blocks. Her work included children playing in the rubble of destroyed houses. It was poignant yet conveyed her gentle humour.

The Photographers’ Gallery exhibition is a documentary depicting the clearance programme in inner city Manchester and Salford between 1961 and 1981. The northern industrial towns were often painted as being grim places full of poverty, privation and unemployment during the mid-twentieth century. Shirley Baker set about dispelling the myth, revealing Manchester from a different angle: she is now credited for both portraying the poverty and the resilience of Britain’s fractured postwar society.

The exhibition includes previously unseen colour images by Shirley Baker, as well as the black and white images she was known for. The is opens at the Photographers’ Gallery. 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.

Where: The Photographers’ Gallery.
Ends: Sunday, 20th September, 2015.
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Tomoko Yoneda: Beyond Memory

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Closing soon.
Tomoko Yoneda is considered one of the greatest photographers of her generation in Japan. She adopts an investigative approach to her artistic practice: “awakening memories and feelings related to events from the past, providing the viewer with a moment of deep meditation.” according to Giulia Mutti, AnOther Magazine. She counts her early interest in journalism as a major influence.

“Yoneda seduces us with her images and on first viewing it is easy to miss the clues to the other narratives within the pictures. After reflection we realise that these photographs depict something more complex and troubling.” – Grimaldi Gavin

The Grimaldi Gavin Gallery is in Mayfair, close to Berkeley Square and a short walk from Green Park tube station.

Closing soon.
Where: Grimaldi Gavin Gallery.
Ends: Friday, 7th August, 2015.
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Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the Surface was commissioned by Photo London 2015 at Somerset House, and was the highlight exhibition of the whole fair. The exhibitions showcases more than 200 works from the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. The works include images from William Strudwick, Victor Prout and Charles Thurston – pioneers of early photography. The exhibition is not limited to the 19th century though; the work of Thurston Hopkins, John Gay and Brassaï is also displayed. The name of the show ‘Beneath the Surface’ is a metaphor reflecting the depth of the V&A collection.

“What’s most impressive about this collection is the sheer range of work on display” Aesthetica

Somerset House is on the Strand, by Waterloo Bridge and a couple of minutes walk from Covent Garden.

Where: Somerset House.
Ends: Monday, 24th August, 2015.
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Christina Broom: Soldiers and Suffragettes

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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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Revelations: Experiments in Photography

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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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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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