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Photography Exhibitions London May 2019

Photography Exhibitions in London May 2019 include intricate collage processes, dreamscapes, street photography and an awards show. The collage photography is from the Dutch photographer Ruud Van Empel. He has a display at Huxley-Parlour in Mayfair, which features work from two recent projects: Floresta Negra as well as Voyage Pittoresque. Meanwhile at Flowers Gallery on Kingsland Road, you can see dreamscapes from Esther Teichmann. Irish street photographer Eamonn Doyle, meanwhile has a show spread over two floors of the Michael Hoppen gallery in Chelsea. Besides these three shows, we have also added the AOP Photography Award to the list. That show is on now at Canary Wharf.

The fifth Photo London exhibition is just a week away now. The public program will include Vivian Mayer and Stephen Shore as well as Eamonn Doyle. Before that note that the last chance to see the Don McCullin exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery will be this weekend. More details further down the page on this show.

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.

Take a look at the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list as well. That list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions.

Photography Exhibitions London May 2019

Ruud van Empel: Floresta Negra

Just opening!

Ruud van Empel is a Dutch photographer and visual artist known in particular for his intricate collage process. He typically used digital techniques to blend a number of images together. His approach is informed by an early career in graphic design as well as designing for theatre décor. Ruud van Empel is one of the world’s most innovative photographic artists working today.

This exhibition including ten new large-scale colour photographs is Ruud van Empel’s the third at Huxley-Parlour. Works are drawn from two of the artist’s latest series: Floresta Negra, together with Voyage Pittoresque. Moreover, both are being exhibited in the United Kingdom for the very first time.

Huxley-Parlour is just off Piccadilly. Close to Fortnum & Mason both the Royal Academy of Arts and Piccadilly underground stations are only a short walk. Regent’s Street together with the Photographers’ gallery are slightly further though also walkable.

Just opened!
Huxley-Parlour, Mayfair. Map:
Until Saturday, 1st June.
More information: Huxley Parlour.
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Esther Teichmann: On Sleeping and Drowning

Just opening!

Esther Teichmann is a German-born photographer known for creating vast, symbolic dreamscapes which tug on the unconscious. She works in both moving image and still photography and is a lecturer at the Royal College of Art having earlier received her MA and PhD from the same institution. Teichmann has both published and exhibited her work internationally.

On Sleeping and Dreaming is a new Esther Teichmann solo exhibition. The display introduces a realm of seaweed and stalagmites with naked bodies interspersed.

Flowers East is in Shoreditch and just a short walk from Hoxton Overground statio. (interchanges with Underground at Whitechapel as well as Highbury & Islington).  Old Street is also walkable, though this is a longer walk. If you like Vietnamese food, stop for lunch or a snack from one of the nearby restaurants on the Pho Mile while in the area.

Just opened!
Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road. Map:
Until Saturday, 22nd June.
More information: Flowers Gallery.
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Eamonn Doyle

Just opening!

Eamonn Doyle is an Irish photographer who self published a trilogy of photo books set in Dublin. i, the first of the series was proclaimed the best street photo book in a decade by British photographer Martin Parr.

Michael Hoppen presents photographs from no fewer than five series of Eamonn Doyle work. Work displayed is from eh three self-published book: i, ON and End as well as K and State Visit. Spread over two floors of the gallery, the show features images exhibited in public for the very first time.

Michael Hoppen is just off the King’s Road. It is close to South Kensington tube station or a slightly further walk from Sloane Square.

Just opened!
Michael Hoppen, Chelsea. Map:
Until Saturday, 15th June.
More information: Michael Hoppen.
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Photography Exhibitions London May 2019

The Association of Photography Awards

The Association of Photographers (AOP) is one of the most prestigious photographers’ associations in the world. Initially the association was founded as a counterweight to the power exerted by modelling agencies which demanded unworkable terms. Last years the AOP celebrated its fiftieth year with the AOP 50 exhibition at Canary Wharf. This show, AOP Awards 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the awards.

The display showcases work from the finalists of the awards. The winners will be announced at a special event ahead of Photo London 2019.

AOP Awards 2019 in on display is in the lobby of iconic One Canada Water at Canary Wharf.

One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. Map:
Until Friday, 31st May.
More information: Canary Wharf.
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Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitudes

Dave Heath: Dialogues with Solitudes. Interview with Karen McQuaid.

Dave Heath was a Philadelphia-born documentary photographer. His work captured the world as quiet and contemplative. He reflected on in addition to responding to the alienation prevalent in post-war North America, he sought new ways to capture isolated and vulnerable people.

A Dialogue with Solitude, although his first publication, was his masterwork. The Photographers’ Gallery use this as the starting point for the exhibition. The work is coupled with by cult American films on the themes of solitude and alienation. This is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to the work of this hugely influential photographer.

The Photographers’ Gallery is close to Liberty of London and not far from either Oxford Street or Regent Street. There is a great café which also serves nice salads, tea, coffee and cakes.

Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:
Until Sunday, 2nd June
More information: Photographers’ Gallery.
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London Photography Exhibitions May 2019

William Eggleston: 2¼

William Eggleston, a master pioneer of colour photography. He is widely recognised, above all his attainments, as being responsible for the acceptance of colour photography as an art form. He dropped black and white film for colour film at a time when colour photography was only used in commercial advertising. Eggleston’s 1974 exhibition at MoMA entitled ‘14 Pictures‘ was an important landmark. In essence, it was seen as the acceptance of colour photography by the highest validating institution.

William Eggleston was influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson after reading his Decisive Moment book. He also got inspiration from the Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank, learning from his books illustrated with photos. William Eggleston became known, in particular, for his rich and complex images. He is also recognised for his work inspired by his native American South.

The World Photography Organisation (WPO) recognised William Eggleston’s contribution to photography in 2013. The WPO awarded him the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography.

In summary, William Eggleston: 2¼ is a series of square format colour photographs made throughout the American South. The series starts in 1977 following on from Eggleston’s landmark MoMA exhibition. The show lends its name from the medium-format film used in the series. The series reveals the distinct character and individualism of the people and places of the American landscape.

David Zwirner, Mayfair. Map:
Until Saturday, 1st June
More information: David Zwirner.
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Exposed: The Peculiar Photography Revelations of a Victorian Eccentric


In brief, Exposed: The Peculiar Photography of a Victorian Eccentric is an exhibition featuring the work of Samuel Heracles Gascoigne-Simpson. The work, by the Victorian artist, has recently been rediscovered and subsequently restored. The work is on show at the recently opened Stories Art Gallery in Mayfair.

Stories Art Gallery is on Audley Street in Mayfair. Richard Saltoun and Bastian Galleries as well as Hamiltons Gallery are a short walk from Stories.

Stories Art Gallery, Mayfair. Map:
Until Thursday, 23rd May.
More information: Stories Art Gallery.
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Bobo Dioulasso’s Sanlé Sory: Peuple de la Nuit

Volta Photo: Starring Sanlé Sory and the People of Bobo-Dioulasso – Sanlé Sory speaking about another exhibition

Bobo Dioulasso (or Bobo) is the second largest city in West African country of Burkio Faso. The city has tree-lined streets and semitropical climate, together with a vibrant youth culture. Photographer Ibrahima Sanlé Sory, an unsung hero during his time, is now having his work exhibited all over the world. Following on from a show at the Arts Club in Mayfair late last year David Hill exhibits work made in Bobo by Sanlé Sory. Sanlé Sory captures musicians, dancers and lovers in his home town’s hottest venues.

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, 31st May.
More information: David Hill.
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London Photography Exhibitions May 2019

Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr

Martin Parr, chronicler of our age is probably one of the nation’s best-loved and most important photographers. In recent years, we have seen Martin Parr displays at the Tate Modern, Rocket Gallery and the National Maritime Museum as well as a solo show at Huxley Parlour. Clearly a sign of just how in demand his work is right now. In particular, Martin Parr is well known for critically examining elements of modern life in his intimate, satirical and anthropological photography. He captures the British in their quiet villages, at fairs and churches, in supermarkets and in their homes. As well as at home, Parr captures the British, and others, on holiday at the Great British seaside as well as abroad. A nuanced commentator on the British class system, Martin Parr is best known for his sharp eye and cheeky sense of humour.

Only Human: Martin Parr is a major new exhibition by Britain’s most widely celebrated photographer. The focus of the show, quite simply, is Martin Parr’s favourite subject: People. His lenses let us explore the current British social climate in the wake of ongoing political processes.

The National Portrait Gallery is on St. Martin’s Place. Located between Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, there are several transport options.  Leicester Square, as well as Charing Cross, station is just a short walk.  The Photographers’ Gallery is not too much of a long walk either – try to arrive there before midday to get free entry.

Adult with donation (including 2019 Online Transaction Fee): £21.85. Tickets:
National Portrait Gallery, Westminster. Map:
Until Monday, 27th May.
More information: National Portrait Gallery.
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Don McCullin: Proximity

Closing soon!

War photojournalist: ‘You wish you could hide behind the camera’

Sir Don McCullin, arguably Great Britain’s most renowned photojournalist, had a whole exhibition dedicated to his work at Photo London 2016.
2019 will see a major retrospective at Tate Britain (read on for
further details below). To coincide with that show, Hamiltons will
celebrate Sir Don McCullin’s lifetime achievement by exhibiting rare and unseen vintage prints dating back to the 1950s. Sir Don documented many major conflicts of the 20th and 21st century in Africa and the Middle East as well as Vietnam. His lifetime contribution to photojournalism continues today.

Hamiltons Gallery is in Mayfair, close to Grosvenor Square and only a short walk from Green Park tube station. For a quick sushi pit stop while walking back to Green Park, Nobu is on Berkeley Street.

Hamiltons, Mayfair. Map:
Until Saturday, 11th May.
More information: Hamiltons.
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Photography Exhibitions London May 2019

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

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