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Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

Photography exhibitions in London this July include a pop-up exhibition at Old Spitalfields as well as large-scale Jeff Wall installations. Urban Contemporary Art and Street photography is more than an exhibition, with an online auction to raise funds for the Hepatitis C Trust. Meanwhile the Jeff Wall is at White Cube Mason’s Yard chiefly includes new and recent work.

Note that some photography exhibitions in London are closing soon. The Urban Contemporary Art and Street photography exhibition runs until Sunday while the auction runs until Wednesday 10th July.


London Photography Exhibitions 2019

We also have a post listing ten exciting upcoming photography exhibitions in London for 2019 as well as this weekly update on current London exhibitions. Although some of those shows in the other post are yet to start, we include ten current exciting photography exhibitions open now in London in this post.

Also take a look at the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. That list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions so is also worth a peek. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions.


Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

Urban Contemporary Art and Street Photography

 Closing soon!

Urban Contemporary Art and Street Photography is an exhibition at Old Spitalfields market. The carefully selected works will also be auctioned online with 100% of proceeds going to The Hepatitis C Trust. Particularly praiseworthy is the trust’s aim to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by 2025. Also worth a mentions is that the exhibition includes work from the Sony World Photography Awards prize winner Dougie Wallace.

Old Spitalfields Market is in the city and served by Aldgate East as well as Liverpool Street London Underground stations. Shoreditch London Overground station is also a short walk.

 Closing soon!
  Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 7th July.
  More information: Art on a Postcard.
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Jeff Wall

 Just opening!

Canadian photographer Jeff Wall’s work provokes anger and awe. He has been making large scale colour prints since the 1970s. He is a conceptual photographer who stages the scenes he shoots.

White Cube present new and recent Jeff Wall works. Included in the exhibition is the Parent child series. There is not just large-scale colour work on show; Weightlifter (2015) which is Wall’s most recent black and white work is also on display.

White Cube Mason’s Yard is in St. James’. The nearest tube station is Piccadilly, with the Huxley-Parlour gallery also a short walk.

 Just opened!
  White Cube Mason’s Yard, St. James’s. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 7th September.
  More information: White Cube.
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Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman from National Portrait Gallery

American photographer Cindy Sherman is probably one of the most influential figures in contemporary art. In particular, the American photographer is known for her conceptual portraits. She was making ‘selfies’ long before the term existed. Probably her most famous series is ‘Untitled Film Stills‘. Sherman challenges social stereotypes, dressing up in wigs together with vintage clothing, and putting herself in front of the camera. The series comprises 69 black and white images made between 1977 and 1980. Photograph Number 48 from the series features in the list of 20 Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auction. Sherman work appears no fewer than six times in that list. The most expensive being ‘Untitled 96 1981’, in third place. The chromogenic colour print was sold for $3.9 million by Christie’s in 2011.

The National Portrait Gallery offers a major retrospective of the Cindy Sherman work. Untitled Film Stills as well as more recent work will feature in the show. Some work is being shown in public for the very first time. In total more than 150 works coming from international public and private collection will be on show.

The National Portrait Gallery is on St. Martin’s Place. It is near to Leicester Square tube station. Charing Cross station is also just a short walk.

 Adult with donation (including Online Transaction Fee): £21.85 Tickets:  
  National Portrait Gallery, Westminster. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 15th September.
  More information: National Portrait Gallery.
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Erwin Olaf: Women


Erwin Olaf Artist’s Talk, Edited Excerpt from Aperture Foundation

Photographer Erwin Olaf is known for addressing social issues through his photography. In doing so, over the years, he has sparked a little bit of controversy. His photography studies the human form in much detail. In particular, Joel-Peter Witkin and Robert Mapplethorpe influenced Erwin Olaf. The Dutch photographer won the Young European Photographer in 1988. Olaf became notorious for his subversive and transgressive photography. Ultimately Olaf has become a leading pioneer of “staged photography”. Amongst his most known works are Mature (1999) and Royal Blood (2000) together with Paradise (2001).

Next month sees a new Erwin Olaf exhibition open at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. That is just one of the three Dutch exhibitions this year to celebrate one of the Netherlands’ most famous photographers 60th birthday. There was also a double exhibition at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and The Hague Museum of Photography. There is also a new photo book: Erwin Olaf: I Am produced in honour of his birthday.

Hamiltons in London celebrate Olaf’s 60th birthday with their own exhibition — Erwin Olaf: Women. Tim Jefferies, from Hamiltons, has selected photographs from Olaf’s oeuvre of 40 years. Hamiltons include vintage prints, never previously shown in a gallery setting in this exhibition.

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

  Hamiltons, Mayfair. Map:  
  Until Friday, 16th August.
  More information: Hamiltons Gallery.
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Nan Goldin

American photographer Nan Goldin is known for her lush colour photography work which often featuring LGBT-related themes. Reflected in her work is her uncompromised manner and style, portraying subjects in a candid way. According to Goldin, this reflects her desire ‘to leave a record of her life that no one can revise’. Goldin’s work was influenced Larry Clark together with Diane Arbus.

Tate Modern presents a slide show projection a well as framed prints from The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency was a visual diary which chronicled the struggle for intimacy and understanding within Goldin’s ‘tribe’.

The Tate Modern is on the South Bank of the Thames, and just a few minutes’ walk from St. Paul’s tube station. There is also always some interesting photography within in the Tate permanent displays. Although there is no admission fee to see the permanent collection, there is an optional donation.

  Natalie Bell Building: Level 3 East, Tate Modern, Southbank. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 27th October.
  More information: Tate.
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Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

Robert Capa: D–Day in 35 mm

Magnum founder Robert Capa was considered the “greatest war photographer“. He was one of only four press photographers permitted to cover the American beaches on D–Day. His work as publish in LIFE magazine, June 1944. The Imperial War Museum presents ten photographs commemorating a day on which so much was owed by so many to so few.

The Imperial War Museum is on Lambeth Road and close to Elephant & Castle. It is also a short walk from Lambeth North underground station. The mainline as well as underground facilities at Waterloo are also within walking distance

  Imperial War Museum, Elephant & Castle. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 29th September.
  More information: Imperial War Museums.
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László Moholy–Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy: Proto-Conceptual Artist — Hauser & Wirth

Moholy-Nagy was a self-taught Bauhaus master, considered a genius of all media. He is known for advancing photography, securing its place in modern art. Notably he extensively explored photograms, coining the term. A photogram is a photographic image, made without the use of a camera. Typically an object is placed on light sensitive paper and an image is created when the composition is exposed to light. Moholy-Nagy featured in the recent Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern.

Hauser & Wirth present an exhibition of László Moholy-Nagy work to mark the hundredth year of the Bauhaus. The show is curated by Daniel Hug — grandson of Moholy-Nagy. Selected are works from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Hauser & Wirth is on Saville Row with both Oxford Circus and Piccadilly London Underground stations only a short walk. There are almost as many photography galleries as tailors in the area, with Huxley-Parlour as well as The Photographers’ Gallery a few minutes’ walk away.

  Hauser & Wirth, Mayfair. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 7th September.
  More information: Hauser & Wirth.
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Werner Bischof — USA

Werner Bischof was a Swiss Magnum photographer. He received international recognition on his work documenting the devastation caused by the Second World War. In 1949 he was rewarded as a pioneer of colour photography and then invited to join Magnum as the first non-founding member.

Werner visited the USA in the early 1950s using colour to shape the development of photojournalism. David Hill presents 25 photographs from the pioneering trip to the USA. The work is being shown for the first time.

David Hill Gallery is on Ladbroke Grove in Notting Hill. The nearest underground station is also on Ladbroke Grove.  Circle Line as well as Hammersmith & City line trains stop there. Notting Hill is also walkable for a ramble through Portobello Road market on the way home.

  David Hill, Ladbroke Grove. Map:  
  Until Friday, 26th July.
  More information: David Hill.
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Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography from 1959 to 2016

Urban Impulses is a group exhibition featuring the work of over 70 photographers. Included are Cuban photographer Alberto Korda known for his iconic image of Che Guevara, as well as Chilean Sergio Larraín.

Sergio Larraín is considered to be the most important Chilean photographer of all times and was a living legend of artistic photography. He was a Magnum photographer and internationally recognised for his work in the 1960s, Chile’s finest lensman later became a recluse. His break came in 1958 when he won a bursary from the British Council, for an eight-month reportage project. With the bursary he took his Leica camera – which he had saved up for, working in a cafe – to Britain and captivated shots of the everyday, particularly in London. Just one year later he was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier-Bresson, himself being so impressed by the work. Larrain was endlessly experimental. Photographers looking for inspiration might look to the letter Sergio Larraín wrote to his nephew in 1982, when asked where to begin to become a photographer translated into English.

The exhibition is curated by María Wills together with Alexis Fabry. The Photographers’ Gallery is by Liberty of London, not far from either Oxford Street or Regent Street. The gallery has a great café as well as a print shop.

 Exhibition Day Pass: £5/£2.50. Free from 17:00 daily.
  Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 6th October.
  More information: Photographers’ Gallery.
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Feminism and Media

Feminism and Media is a display which, in particular, looks at how gender stereotypes from the mass media have been confronted and subverted by feminist artists in the past 50 years. Valentina Ravaglia curates the display which includes photography by artist Valie Export together with work by other feminist artists. Genital Panic, 1969 by Valie Export was also featured in Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography at The Museum of Modern Art a few years back.

The Tate Modern is on the South Bank of the Thames, and just a few minutes’ walk from St. Paul’s tube station. There is also always some interesting photography within in the Tate permanent displays. Although there is no admission fee to see the permanent collection, there is an optional donation.


  Free display.
  Natalie Bell Building Level 4 East, Tate Modern. Map:  
  More information: Tate.
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Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

That’s it for this week’s Photography Exhibitions in London July 2019. Look out for next week’s list of Photography Exhibitions in London!

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