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Photography Exhibitions London September 2019

September London photography exhibitions bring some interesting work from South African artists, such as Thabiso Sekgala. Sekgala is known, in particular, for cataloguing the lives South African ‘born-free generation’ during his own short life. Around 50 of his photographs on the themes of home and belonging as well as displacement are included in a free display at the Hayward Gallery on the South Bank. Another South African lens based artist, that is Berni Searle, features at the Richard Saltoun gallery.

Meanwhile, with summer coming to an end, many London photography exhibitions are ending soon to make way for the autumn programmes. Most noteworthy in this category is the Cindy Sherman exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. This is the first major Cindy Sherman retrospective in London is years. The display is will close this month. More details further down the page on these photography exhibitions in London September 2019.

Among work coming this Autumn is a Richard Avedon exhibition at Hamiltons and work from William Klein at Hackelbury Fine Art. Of course we ill include work from important less established artists, as well as those shows this autumn.

As well as this post we have a 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.


Thabiso Sekgala: Here is Elsewhere

 Just opened!

Thabiso Sekgala was a South African photographer who changed the way the world saw South Africa during his short life. Having grown up after the first free election in South Africa, he then went on to documented the nation’s ‘born-free generation‘.

Here is Elsewhere is Thabiso Sekgala’s first solo exhibition in London. This show, in the Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space explores the themes of home and belonging as well as displacement. That is through a curated selection of around 50 Sekgala photographs. His career-defining series Homeland (2009-2011), in particular, features heavily in the show. That series chiefly catalogues life in the territories created for black South Africans by the apartheid government.

The Brutalist Hayward Gallery is close to Waterloo Tube Station and on the South Bank. It’s a short walk from the Strand so you might consider combining the gallery visit with a Theatreland trip.

 Just opened!
  Free admission
  Hayward Gallery, Southbank. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 6th October.
  More information: Hayward Gallery.
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Made Routes: Mapping and Making

 Just opened!

Berni Searle interview – Contemporary Art Society

No fewer than two South African artists feature in the Richard Saltoun gallery exhibition Routes: Mapping and Making. Lens-based artist Berni Searle presents work alongside art from Vivienne Koorland. Berni Searle works with the moving image as well as photography. Significantly, her work often explores the South-African socio-political legacy. Spices, such as paprika, are used in her work which alludes to apartheid era racial classifications.

By the way, two Berni Searle photographs have just been acquired for Manchester Art Gallery.

Richard Saltoun is in Dover Street in Mayfair and an equally short walk from Green Park or Bond Street stations. Huxley-Parlour is also quite close.

 Just opened!
  Richard Saltoun, Mayfair. Map:  
  Until Thursday, 26th September.
  More information: Richard Saltoun.
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TPG Talent (TNT)

The Photographers’ Gallery, in Soho, showcase eight artists’ work. The group were chosen from the TPG New Talent (TNT) mentoring programme. The programme itself is open to emerging UK-based photographers and artists. The featured artists are Rhiannon Adam, Chiara Avagliano, Alberto Feijóo, Adama Jalloh, Seungwon Jung, Alice Myers, Giovanna Petrocchi and Miguel Proença. Overall, the group cover a wide range of genres from documentary to experimental.

The Photographers’ Gallery is in Soho and a short walk from both Oxford Circus underground station and bus stops on Oxford Street.

  Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 6th October.
  More information: Photographers’ Gallery.
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London Photography Exhibitions September 2019

Jeff Wall

 Closing soon!

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.

 Closing soon!
  White Cube Mason’s Yard, St. James’s. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 7th September.
  More information: White Cube.
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Vivian Maier: Colour Photographs

 Closing soon!

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. That is 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 subsequently lead to the creation of the 2013 documentary Finding Vivian Maier.

Huxely-Parlour present some of Vivian Maier’s lesser-known colour work. Huxley-Parlour (then Beetles & Huxley Gallery) hosted a Vivian Maier exhibition in 2015. That exhibition featured prints made from Vivian Maier’s extensive black and white negative archive. Many of the colour prints on display are being shown in the UK for the first time.

 Closing soon!
  Huxley-Parlour Gallery, Mayfair. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 14th September.
  More information: Huxley-Parlour Gallery.
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Photography Exhibitions London September 2019

Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Photopoetry

 Closing soon!

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, is one of the most revolutionary Latin American photographers. He was self-taught, though later taught photography. Álvarez Bravo knew Edward Weston and was, in fact, encouraged in a letter from the influential American Photographer in 1929. Indeed, Weston wrote: “Photography is fortunate in having someone with your viewpoint. It is not often I am stimulated to enthusiasm over a group of photographs.” He also received encouragement from Mexican muralist Diego Rivera as well as Frida Kahlo.

Manuel Álvarez work early work drew on European influences but was later inspired by the Mexican muralist movement. His subjects ranged from nudes to studies of burial rituals. The work is known for weaving light as well as silence in a unique photopoetry to portray the human condition.

The Photographers’ Gallery Print Sales Gallery presents a collection Manuel Álvarez Bravo work. The images are take from a 2008 Thames & Hudsonbook, that is Manuel Álvarez Photopoetry. The Photographers’ Gallery is on Ramillies Street, not far from either Oxford Street or Regent Street. The gallery has a great café which also serves nice salads, and a range of treats too!


 Closing soon!
  Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 8th September.
  More information: Photographers’ Gallery.
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Cindy Sherman

 Closing soon!

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.


 Closing soon!
 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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László Moholy–Nagy

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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. Huxley-Parlour as well as The Photographers’ Gallery a few minutes’ walk away.


 Closing soon!
  Hauser & Wirth, Mayfair. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 7th September.
  More information: Hauser & Wirth.
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Photography Exhibitions London September 2019

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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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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Photography Exhibitions London September 2019

That’s it for this week’s Photography Exhibitions in London September 2019. Look out for still more Photography Exhibitions in London next week!

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