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Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

Our summer photography exhibitions list has been updated and now includes work from revolutionary Latin American photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. While Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo’s work is on show at the Photographers’ Gallery, Michael Hoppen presents Ernest Withers work. In brief, Michael Hoppen present iconic silver gelatin Withers prints from the Civil Rights movement.

Also on this summer, there landscape photography from nine female photographers at Flowers Gallery. Meanwhile in Mayfair the is Terrence Donovan at Huxley-Parlour (closing soon) and Lászlo Moholy-Nagy at Hauswer & Wirth. Besides those two central London displays there is also the Cindy Sherman show at the National Portrait Gallery.

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.


Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Photopoetry

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!


  Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:  
  Until Sunday, 8th September.
  More information: Photographers’ Gallery.
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Ernest C. Withers: Civil Rights & the Memphis Blues

American photojournalist Ernest Withers captured more than five million images and over 60 years. From Aretha Franklin to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he captured the moment as momentous change was afoot. From the 1950s, Withers photographed Black resistance, above all documenting a visual memory of American history.

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is in Chelsea, just off the King’s Road. It is a short walk from South Kensington tube station and also in walking distance from Sloane Square.


  Michael Hoppen, Chelsea. Map:  
  Until Friday, 30th August.
  More information: Michael Hoppen.
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Terrence Donovan: the 1960s Vintage Prints from the Archive

 Closing soon!

Terrence Donovan, British fashion photography was one of the trio named The Terrible Three by Cecil Beaton. Together with David Bailey and Brian Duffy, he quickly usurped established photographers, including Cecil Beaton. It was still the Swinging Sixties and together, the three helped shape the moment.

Huxley-Parlour present an exhibition of no fewer than 30 vintage photographs from Terrence Donovan’s early career. Huxley-Parlour is just off Piccadilly, close to Fortnum & Mason. The Royal Academy of Arts as well as well some other galleries are nearby. Huxley-Parlour is, at most, a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station. Regent’s Street is also walkable.


 Closing soon!
  Huxley-Parlour, Mayfair. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 27th July.
  More information: Huxley-Parlour.
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Her Ground: Women Photographing Landscape

 Just opening!

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In short, Flowers present a group exhibition featuring nine female photographers. The theme of Her Ground is the term landscape. Among the nine photographers chosen for the display are internationally known artists such as Scarlett Hooft Graafland and Mona Kuhn. Scarlett Hooft Graafland is known internationally, having exhibited at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam and Parson’s School of Design in New York. Brazilian-born Mona Kuhn is Los Angeles based. She has also exhibited extensively in international galleries. Other artists presenting their work are Lisa Barnard and Maja Daniels, together with Rikke Flensberg.

Flowers in Hoxton is just a short walk from Hoxton Overground station (interchanges with Underground at Whitechapel as well as Highbury & Islington). Old Street is also walkable, though this is a longer walk.


 Just opened!
  Flowers, Hoxton. Map:  
  Until Saturday, 7th September.
  More information: Flowers.
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Jeff Wall

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.


  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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Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

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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London Photography Exhibitions 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 was then published 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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Photography Exhibitions London July 2019

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

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