Whether you take photographs for commercial reasons or just as a hobby to savour a moment in time or place, photographs are an important – and in many cases, precious – means of communication. We bring you our round-up of the photography exhibitions to point your camera at….
Salt & Silver – Early Photography (25th Feb – 7th June)
This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment. The few salt prints that survive are seldom seen due to their fragility, and so this exhibition is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world. For further information, click here.
Exhibition Insights by Mayk Azzato (27th Feb – 22nd March)
In-demand fashion photographer and photo artist Mayk Azzato is exhibiting not only portraits but also large-scale cityscapes and a video installation on the subject of motion, at KARE Kraftwerk in Munich. As well as being able to get up close to the photographer’s work, collectors can also purchase unique originals by the photo artist. For further information, click here.
The Beasts of The Earth And The Spirit of Man (7th March – 18th April)
Acclaimed wildlife photographer David Yarrow’s work will feature in The Beasts of The Earth And The Spirit of Man exhibition in Holden Luntz Gallery in Florida. Yarrow’s pursuit of close and active encounters with the natural world has sent him to some of the most remote locations on the planet. By leaving familiar surroundings and traveling to seldom-visited and inhabited settings, he ties humanity closer to nature by providing a perspective on the larger world outside of our cities. For further information, click here.
Masterpieces of Fashion Photography (25th – 29th March)
Fine art photography gallery LUMAS will be hosting an exclusive showcase of limited editions of iconic works by the foremost fashion photographers of the twenty ﬁrst century, introducing previously unreleased masterpieces to the public. For further information, click here.
20/21 Photographs (31st March)
With over 140 lots, the 20/21 Photographs sale by Christie’s in New York is comprised of an extensive selection of classic works by artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Richard Avedon and William Eggleston, among others. Leading the sale is Alfred Stieglitz’s Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918. Relatively early in their relationship, Stieglitz made the stunning image, printed in platinum. The present lot is the only known print of this image to come to market from the estate of Georgia O’Keeffe. For further information, click here.
Sony World Photography Awards (24th April – 10th May)
Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 Sony World Photography competition received the highest number of entries in its eight year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24% increase on 2014. The shortlisted images will be on show at Somerset House following the announcement of the winners on 23rd April. For further information, click here.
Photo London (21st – 24th May)
Taking place at Somerset House, Photo London is a major international photography event, featuring 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries, showcasing both emerging talent and the broad range of photographic practice (from vintage to contemporary). For further information, click here.
The View From Here – Current Perspectives on Photography (22nd May – 27th June)
Tiwani Contemporary will be presenting The View From Here, an exhibition that presents works by seven emerging international artists from Africa and the diaspora, many of whom will be showcasing in London for the first time. The exhibition is a showcase of the diversity of attitudes towards the camera, and the tensions between memory and the present are explored against the backdrop of shifting identity in the face of both globalisation and social instability. For further information, click here.
Horst: Photographer of Style On Tour (2015 – 2016)
The V&A Museum’s recent Horst: Photographer of Style exhibition in London presented a definitive retrospective of the work of the 20th century’s master photographers, Horst P. Horst. Renowned for his glamourous fashion and Hollywood images, he was also a portrayer of the male body and exponent of photographic art. The exhibition is on tour this year and next. For further information, click here.
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