London current exhibitions
Addicted to Instagram or permanently attached to your SLR? For photography fans, London’s got plenty to get excited about. Keep up to date with the latest exhibition reviews, discover the best photography galleries to visit and see how just how good looking London is when captured in the lens. And if you’re looking for inspiration, see the Top 40 Photos of London ever taken.
With our guide to the best photography London has to offer, you’ll be on track in a flash.
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The annual Deutsche Börse photography prize shortlist will be on display at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 17 April to 7 June 2015.
The shortlist is:
Nikolai Bakharev’s ambiguous images of Russian bathers on public beaches in the 80s and 90s, at a time when photographs of nudity were forbidden, play on the tension between acceptable and unacceptable imagery, public and private realms.
In the work of Zanele Muholi, the personal and political are also interwoven in her tender, unflinching portraits and testimonies of the South African LGBTI community.
South Africa provides a location and point of political departure in the work of Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse. Their collaborative publication presents a, ‘photo/graphic’ album of images and text which uncover the history of a once elite, now abandoned high-rise apartment block in Johannesburg.
Viviane Sassen’s sculptural, abstracted, darkly sensual images continue to effect the blurring of genres, which characterize her work and position her as a leading force in contemporary art photography.
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