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Photography Art Exhibitions London October 2020

Photography Art exhibitions in London this October feature Breaking Barriers. On account of it being Black History month we bring back this important online exhibition. We also celebrate photography from two multi-media artists. First of all there is a free exhibition of Dóra Maurer work at Tate Modern. Meanwhile at the Photographers’ gallery you can see Julie Cockburn work.

More details on these art photography exhibitions in London this summer can be found further down the page.

As well as this post we have a regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. That list compliments this post on Photography Art Exhibitions in London so is also worth a peek. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London art photography exhibitions.

Photography Art Exhibitions London October 2020

Breaking Barriers

Online Exhibition hosted by Black Cultural Archives.

Breaking Barriers follows the first part of a three-year Black Cultural Archives project, started last year. That project — Stories of Black Leadership — above all, highlights the excellence present in Britain’s Black community. This online exhibit features portraits of pioneering Black British women. Black photographer, Joy Gregory, captured the five portraits. Alongside the photographs of the five women, who include Dame Linda Dobbs DBE together with Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE, are written profiles and audio recordings. The other three black women featured are Maggie Alderin-Pocock MBE and Margaret Casley-Hayforn CBE as well as Shirley Thompson OBE.

Black Cultural Archives is on Windrush Square in Brixton although it is currently closed as the spaces are made Covid Secure.

Online Exhibition hosted by Black Cultural Archives.
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Dóra Maurer

Artist Dóra Maurer at Tate Modern | TateShots

Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer has now been active for more than 50 years. Her work spans multiple media, including film, painting, performance and sculpture as well as photography. Tate present around 35 works, featuring the full range of media Dóra Maurer works with.

Although thte exhibition is free to visit, current restrictions mean you have to book a ticket to visit the show. Tate Modern is on the South Bank of the Thames, and just a few minutes’ walk from St. Paul’s tube station.

Tate Modern, Bankside. Map:
Until Sunday, 24th January, 2021.
More information: Tate.
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Julie Cockburn: Balancing Act

As well as featuring in the current outdoor exhibition at King Cross (details further down the page), Julie Cockburn work is also the focus of the Photographers’ Gallery Print Sales Gallery latest exhibition. Her work mixes photography together with embroidery and painting. More specifically, she transforms found photographs and transforms them into new works of art, adding a new dimension by mixing media.

The Print Sales gallery is in the basements of The Photographers’ Gallery. The gallery itself is in Soho and only a short walk from both the Oxford Circus underground station and bus stops on Oxford Street.

Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:
Until Sunday, 25th October.
More information: The Photographers’ Gallery.
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London Art Photography Exhibitions October 2020

Hollis Frampton: Photographs

This is the first UK retrospective of artist an teach Hollis Frapton’s photographic work. He was best know for his film work and his photography is comparatively unknown. CCA present work from a number of Hollis Frampton series.

Current measures mean you need to obtain a ticket to visit, even though entrance is free. Goldsmiths CCA is in New Cross and only moments from New Cross Gate train station. That station is served by the London Overground as well as the Brighton Mainline with services from London Bridge. New Cross train station (also on the London Overground network) is a slightly longer walk, though still not far.

Goldsmiths CCA, New Cross. Map:
Until Sunday,13th December.
More information: Goldsmiths CCA.
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Oli Kellet: Fellow Humans

Oli Kellet was previously an ad creative. His photography is known for exploring the everyday as well as the overlooked.  For example, one series of his work points out British place names re-interpreted in an American setting. Fellow Humans is Oli Kellet’s second solo exhibition at the HackelBury gallery. It takes as a basis the, ongoing and evolving, Crossroads series of large-scale photographs made at crossroads in US cities. Crossroads also featured in an earlier Oli Kellet exhibition at Hackelbury.

Hackelbury is in South Kensington close to both Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations. The gallery is also a short walk from the South Kensington museums. The V&A Museum in particular has one of the largest photography collections in the world. Covid restrictions limit the maximum number of gallery visitors at any time. For that reason the gallery suggest booking in advance.

HackelBury, South Kensington. Map:
Until Saturday, 31st October.
More information: HackelBury.
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Photography Art Exhibitions London October 2020

Masahisa Fukase: Private Scenes

Masahisa Fukase, the Japanese photographer is, without a doubt, best known for his grainy, dark and impressionistic depiction of domestic life. His 1986 book ‘Solitude of Ravens‘ was later, in 2010, selected as the best photobook of the generation by the British Journal of Photography. Following on from the first UK exhibition of Solitude of Ravens prints Michael Hoppen now focusses on later Fukase work. The displayed series: Berobero and Private Scenes together with Hibi are from the period leading up to the artist’s passing.

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

Michael Hoppen, Chelsea. Map:
Until Saturday, 24th October.
More information: Michael Hoppen.
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Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933

Closing soon!

A number of the women who escaped Europe during the Second Word War became photographers in Britain. While some remain relatively unknown, many of these women became established photographers. Four Corners unites the work of 17 women; established as well as relatively unknown.

The Four Corners Gallery is in Bethnal Green. Although the gallery is open, the exhibition can also be viewed online. This online display can, at this time, be accessed with the need to any an email address or personal details.

Closing soon!

Four Corners — Bethnal Green. Map:
Until Saturday, 3rd October, 2020.
More information: Four Corners.
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Christopher Thomas: Bittersweet

Closing soon!

Hamiltons – Christopher Thomas Bittersweet Basel

Christopher Thomas is a German photographer. Hamiltons Gallery present images he made over the last ten years in Bittersweet. Bittersweet, in brief is about feelings, the full spectrum of them. The display covers much ground from haunting images of a fairground close to Chenobyl in Ukraine to a Texas bar. The works represents the current state of Christopher Thomas Bittersweet project, although he is minded to continue expanding.

Hamiltons Gallery is in Mayfair, close to Grosvenor Square and only a short walk from Green Park tube station.

Closing soon!

Four Corners — Bethnal Green. Map:
Until Wednesday, 7th October, 2020.
More information: Hamiltons.
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London Art Photography Exhibitions October 2020

Games we Play

Games we Play is the first display at a new site, put on in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery. This open air display is at the Outdoor Art Project at Kings Cross, a major transport hub in London. The Outdoor Art Project is, in fact, one of the largest free and permanent outdoor exhibitions for photography in London. The show features work by Julie Cockburn and Weronika Gęsicka as well as Luke Stephenson. Luke Stephenson is known, particularly, for capturing an essence of British eccentricity. Julie Cockburn studied at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design and transforms found objects into works of art. Finally, Weronika Gęsicka is a recent Foam Talent winner. The polish photographer explores the concept of memory through the medium. Together these three photographers explore and demystify idealised images of everyday life in Games we Play.

The playful and summer-themed display is on show now in Kings Cross. The prints stand on 15 benches which are separated to allow them to be enjoyed on a socially distanced stroll across the site. Games we Play runs until 1 November.

The Outside Art Project — Kings Cross. Map:
Until Sunday, 1st November, 2020.
More information: Kings Cross.
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Picture Britain: Our People, Our Poverty

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Picture Britain: Our People, Our Poverty – exploring the exhibition

Our People, Our Poverty is an exhibition at Borough Market, put on by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation strives to tackle the root causes of UK poverty. The 20 portraits on show were taken by Jillian Edelstein. For the images, Jillian asked the sitters, from across the country, “what is the one thing you could not live without?”. The images are displayed on screens with the sitter’s story, captured by journalist Stephen Armstrong.

Borough Market. Map:
Until Thursday, 31st December, 2020.
More information: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Photography Exhibitions London October 2020

That’s it for this week’s Photography Exhibitions in London October 2020. Look out for still more Photography Exhibitions in London next week!

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