Photography Art Exhibitions London September 2020

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Photography Art Exhibitions London September 2020

This is a Photography Art Exhibitions in London post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. For some exhibitions to see online during the lockdown see our latest post which has a list of some good online photography exhibitions.

September sees some quality Photography art exhibitions in London as Autumn exhibitions begin to open. For example, Alison Jacques gallery reopens after the summer break with the second part of the Gordon Parks show. This series is the first show of work by the influential Civil Rights era photographer in 25 years. Further east, in Bethnal Green, the Four Corners gallery presents the work of 17 women who fled Nazi Europe and established themselves as photographers in the UK.

As well as the gallery shows we have included an online exhibition. This shows work from one show in particular at the 2020 Seoul Photo Festival. Note that some of the gallery exhibitions, such as Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933 are accessible online as via in person visits. Another newly opened exhibition includes haunting images from a fairground close to Chenobyl. That show features work by German photographer Christopher Thomas. The title Bittersweet is apt for summing up the broad range of emotion evoked by the images.

In addition to those exhibitions, the fantastic Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 continues at the Photographers’ Gallery. There will be an online announcement of the winner in the following weeks. There is also an online conference from 11 – 13 September hosted by Four Corners Gallery. More details on these art photography exhibitions in London this summer can be found further down the page.

As well as this post we have a regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. That list compliments this post on Photography Art Exhibitions in London so is also worth a peek. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London art photography exhibitions.

Photography Art Exhibitions London September 2020

Gordon Parks: Part Two

Just opened!

This is the final part of a series of Gordon parks shows at Alison Jacques gallery. Gordon Parks is well known for his documentary as well as fashion photography. Particularly so, for his iconic photographs from the dawn of the Civil Rights movement for a federal government programme and his photographic essays for Life magazine. By all means, his American Gothic photograph is probably his best known images. Echoing Grant Wood’s work of that same name, the image of a black lady holding a broom and mop at the same time, with the U.S. flag set out of focus in the background. The image like much of Gordon Parks work, in fact, highlighted disparities between reality and the American dream, for a significant section of the population.

Alison Jacques presents part two of the Gordon Parks series. While the first part focused chiefly on two Gordon Parks stories for Life Magazine, this part looks at Parks’ portraits of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Making full use of unprecedented access, Gordon Parks profiled Ali twice for Life magazine. The two formed an extraordinary relationship when they met to produce the first photo essay: The Redemption of the Champion in 1966. The works reveal Ali’s wit and charisma while confirming his status as an inspirational figure. The exhibition is held in collaboration together with the Gordon Parks Foundation and is part of the first solo Gordon Parks London exhibition in 25 years.

Covid Precautions

In light of the Covid epidemic, you are able to book a gallery visit slot on a special gallery page. Alison Jacques Gallery is in Fitzrovia on Berners Street. The Gallery is walking distance from Goodge Street as well as Tottenham Court Road tube station. Oxford Circus is also walkable.

Alison Jacques, Fitzrovia. Map:
Until Thursday, 1st October.
More information: Alison Jacques.
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Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933

A number of the women who escaped Europe during the Second Word War became photographers in Britain. While some remain relatively unknown, many of these women became established photographers. Four Corners unites the work of 17 women; established as well as relatively unknown.

The Four Corners Gallery is in Bethnal Green. Although the gallery is open, the exhibition can also be viewed online. This online display can, at this time, be accessed with the need to any an email address or personal details.

Four Corners — Bethnal Green. Map:
Until Saturday, 3rd October, 2020.
More information: Four Corners.
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2020 Seoul Photo Festival

Online Exhibition hosted by Seoul Museum of Art on YouTube.

This is an online view of one display in particular from the 2020 Seoul Photo Festival which was held over the summer. Unphotographical Moments reflects on social history, using photographs of ordinary moments in everyday life. Featured artists include Anna Fox together with Catherine Opie. Only the first part of the commentary is in English though naturally you can still appreciate the works without understanding the audio.

Online Exhibition hosted by Seoul Museum of Art.
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London Art Photography Exhibitions September 2020

Christopher Thomas: Bittersweet

Just opened!

Hamiltons – Christopher Thomas Bittersweet Basel

Christopher Thomas is a German photographer. Hamiltons Gallery present images he made over the last ten years in Bittersweet. Bittersweet, in brief is about feelings, the full spectrum of them. The display covers much ground from haunting images of a fairground close to Chenobyl in Ukraine to a Texas bar. The works represents the current state of Christopher Thomas Bittersweet project, although he is minded to continue expanding.

Hamiltons Gallery is in Mayfair, close to Grosvenor Square and only a short walk from Green Park tube station.

Four Corners — Bethnal Green. Map:
Until Wednesday, 7th October, 2020.
More information: Hamiltons.
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Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020

Introduction to DBPFP20 Exhibition

The annual Deutshe Börse Photography Foundation Prize returns to the Photographers’ Gallery for another display. The Soho gallery will feature from the four shortlisted artists. This year the shortlist features Mohamed Bourouissa and Clare Strand as well as Anton Kusters and Mark Neville. There will be a special online event on the 14th of September to announce the 2020 winner.

The Photographers’ Gallery — Soho. Map:
Until Sunday, 20th September, 2020.
More information: The Photographers’ Gallery.
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Photography Art Exhibitions London September 2020

Games we Play

Games we Play is the first display at a new site, put on in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery. This open air display is at the Outdoor Art Project at Kings Cross, a major transport hub in London. The Outdoor Art Project is, in fact, one of the largest free and permanent outdoor exhibitions for photography in London. The show features work by Julie Cockburn and Weronika Gęsicka as well as Luke Stephenson. Luke Stephenson is known, particularly, for capturing an essence of British eccentricity. Julie Cockburn studied at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design and transforms found objects into works of art. Finally, Weronika Gęsicka is a recent Foam Talent winner. The polish photographer explores the concept of memory through the medium. Together these three photographers explore and demystify idealised images of everyday life in Games we Play.

The playful and summer-themed display is on show now in Kings Cross. The prints stand on 15 benches which are separated to allow them to be enjoyed on a socially distanced stroll across the site. Games we Play runs until 1 November.

The Outside Art Project — Kings Cross. Map:
Until Sunday, 1st November, 2020.
More information: Kings Cross.
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Picture Britain: Our People, Our Poverty

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Picture Britain: Our People, Our Poverty – exploring the exhibition

Our People, Our Poverty is an exhibition at Borough Market, put on by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation strives to tackle the root causes of UK poverty. The 20 portraits on show were taken by Jillian Edelstein. For the images, Jillian asked the sitters, from across the country, “what is the one thing you could not live without?”. The images are displayed on screens with the sitter’s story, captured by journalist Stephen Armstrong.

Borough Market. Map:
Until Thursday, 31st December, 2020.
More information: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Jan Svoboda: Against the Light

Closing soon!

Enigmatic Czech artist Jan Svodoba created painterly photographs. Described as a meticulous study in nothingness, his approach was an expression of political resistance. His work involved much as much craft, equally in the dark room as behind the camera. He skilfully manipulating negatives using the developer together with and enlarger, sculpting light to realise his vision. In times of lockdown this work is especially resonant, with Svodoba working intensely and solitarily in his home studio.

The Photographers’ Gallery presents around 50 vintage Svodoba works. The show is also organised with The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic. The work returns to the gallery some years after the first ever UK Jan Svodoba, that is in 1982.

The Photographers’ Gallery is in Soho and only a short walk from both the Oxford Circus underground station and bus stops on Oxford Street. At this time, you need to book tickets in advance either in person or on +44 (0)20 7087 9300.

Photographers’ Gallery. Map:
Until Sunday, 20th September, 2020.
More information: Photographers’ Gallery.
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London Art Photography Exhibitions September 2020


Closing soon!

Waiting is HackelBury gallery’s summer exhibition. The display features works by William Klein as well as cameraless photography art by Garry Fabian Miller. Hackelbury is in South Kensington close to both Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.

HackelBury Fine Art, South Kensington. Map:
Until September.
More information: HackelBury.
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Cecil Beaton

Closing soon!

Cecil Beaton was a fashion photographer, working for British and French Vogue as well as Vanity Fair. As well as his fashion work, he was know for society portraits. He often photographed Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Huxley Parlour features sublime work from Cecil Beaton’s early career, during the 1920s.

The Huxley Parlour Gallery is based in Mayfair, not far from Piccadilly Circus.

Huxley-Parlour, Mayfair. Map:
Until Friday, 18th September.
More information: Hamiltons.
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Photography Exhibitions London August 2020

That’s it for this week’s Photography Exhibitions in London August 2020. Look out for still more Photography Exhibitions in London next week!

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