Photo London

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
May 18, 2016

Photo London brings together 80 of the world’s leading galleries in a major international photography Fair, combined with an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation.

Photo London is located in the heart of the city and benefits from the support of London’s best photographers.

Photo London’s exciting public programme includes exhibitions, installations, talks, lectures, book signings and screenings. Supported by the LUMA Foundation the programme includes three major exhibitions: Don McCullin in association with Hamiltons; Sergey Chilikov in association with the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow and portraits by Craigie Horsfield from the collection of the Wilson Centre for Photography. Photo London’s commissions programme features installation by artist duo Walter & Zoniel and Martin Parr. The Magic Lantern Show, an exhibition of London street photography, will staged in the cavernous Deadhouse spaces beneath the Courtyard at Somerset House.

The 2016 talks programme is curated by William A. Ewing, the distinguished curator, writer and former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York.   The programme includes artists, curators and writers on photography such as: Miles Aldridge, Quentin Bajac, Kate Bush, David Campany, Katy Grannan, Lois Greenfield, Francis Hodgson, Nadav Kander, Nick Knight, David Maisel, Don McCullin, Mary McCartney, Richard Misrach, Sandy Nairne, Cheryl Newman, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Martin Parr, Sophy Rickett, Alec Soth and Hannah Starkey.

Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums, to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative communities in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time.

Photo London will open to the public at Somerset House from 19 to 22 May 2016.
Opening times: 

Thursday 19 May  12:00 – 20:30
Friday 20 May        12:00 – 19:30
Saturday 21 May   12:00 – 18:00
Sunday 22 May      12:00 – 18:00

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