Photography Art Exhibitions London October 2020

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Photography Art Exhibitions London October 2020

Photography Art exhibitions in London this October include the return of Photo London. After a long wait Photo London is finally back. This year the show is online, though features the same broad range of British and international galleries. Another online exhibition is PORTR-8 curated by Doyle Wham. Particularly relevant with it being Black History month, the show show work from African artists. Meanwhile offline, the new Cromwell Place exhibition space has opened is South Kensington. You can see work by Central Asian artists Almagul Menlibayeva and Yerbossyn Meldibekov. Further details below.

In addition to those exhibitions, the Dóra Maurer retrospective continues at Tate Modern. There is also the exhibition from contemporary British photographer Julie Cockburn at the Photographers’ Gallery. More details on these art photography exhibitions in London this autumn 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 October 2020

Photo London Digital

Online Exhibition hosted by Artsy.

Photo London is usually an annual offline event held over a only handful of days in Spring at Somerset House. With it being 2020 however, this year Photo London has moved online. Although we cannot visit offline, one advantage is that we have longer than usual to take in all the show has to offer. That is because the online show is online for an extended period. The major annual photography event in the UK, this year there are 109 exhibitors from 21 countries.

Some Photo London Digital Highlights:

  • Sprüth Magers: Works from Bernd and Hilla Becher founders of the Düsseldorf School. The school was attended by Andreas Gursky and Candida Höfer as well as Thomas Struth and many other influential, contemporary photographers.
  • Galerie de Bellefeuille: Canadian gallery exhibiting work from artist T.M. Glass which calls out beauty in nature.
  • ASZ Fine Art: Argentine gallery showcasing work from emerging artists.

Online Exhibition hosted by Artsy.
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Online Exhibition hosted by KunstMatrix.

PORTR-8 is a gallery of portraits from emerging artists curated by Doyle Wham. The exhibition selects innovative and experimental portrait work by artists from Gabon, Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya as well as Mozambique. Eight artists from these African countries feature.

Online Exhibition hosted by KunstMatrix.
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Almagul Menlibayeva || Yerbossyn Meldibekov

Cromwell Place: A Thriving Community of Arts Professionals

This exhibition is at the new exhibition space in South Kensington — Cromwell Place. The site contains a number of galleries and Almagul Menlibayeva || Yerbossyn Meldibekov is being exhibited by Aspan Gallery at Cromwell Place’s Gallery 12. The two artists featured: Almagul Menlibayevaand Yerbossyn Meldibekov are among Central Asia’s most prominent Contemporary artists.

Cromwell Place is literally a minute from South Kensington underground station. There are free exhibitions in public spaces though booking is essential at the moment, in order to try to keep the area safe. South Kensington is a cultural hotspot. The Victoria and Albert Museuem which houses one of the largest and most important photography collections in the world is a couple of minutes away. Further afield though still in walking distance are the HackelBury and Michael Hoppen galleries.

Cromwell Place, South Kensington. Map:
Until Sunday, 18th October.
More information: Tate.
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Dóra Maurer

Artist Dóra Maurer at Tate Modern | TateShots

Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer has now been active for more than 50 years. Her work spans multiple media, including film, painting, performance and sculpture as well as photography. Tate present around 35 works, featuring the full range of media Dóra Maurer works with.

Although the exhibition is free to visit, current restrictions mean you have to book a ticket to visit the show. Tate Modern is on the South Bank of the Thames, and just a few minutes’ walk from St. Paul’s tube station.

Tate Modern, Bankside. Map:
Until Sunday, 24th January, 2021.
More information: Tate.
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Julie Cockburn: Balancing Act

As well as featuring in the current outdoor exhibition at King Cross (details further down the page), Julie Cockburn work is also the focus of the Photographers’ Gallery Print Sales Gallery latest exhibition. Her work mixes photography together with embroidery and painting. More specifically, she transforms found photographs and transforms them into new works of art, adding a new dimension by mixing media.

The Print Sales gallery is in the basements of The Photographers’ Gallery. The gallery itself is in Soho and only a short walk from both the Oxford Circus underground station and bus stops on Oxford Street.

Photographers’ Gallery, Soho. Map:
Until Sunday, 25th October.
More information: The Photographers’ Gallery.
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London Art Photography Exhibitions October 2020

Hollis Frampton: Photographs

This is the first UK retrospective of artist an teach Hollis Frapton’s photographic work. He was best know for his film work and his photography is comparatively unknown. CCA present work from a number of Hollis Frampton series.

Current measures mean you need to obtain a ticket to visit, even though entrance is free. Goldsmiths CCA is in New Cross and only moments from New Cross Gate train station. That station is served by the London Overground as well as the Brighton Mainline with services from London Bridge. New Cross train station (also on the London Overground network) is a slightly longer walk, though still not far.

Goldsmiths CCA, New Cross. Map:
Until Sunday, 13th December.
More information: Goldsmiths CCA.
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Oli Kellet: Fellow Humans

Oli Kellet was previously an ad creative. His photography is known for exploring the everyday as well as the overlooked.  For example, one series of his work points out British place names re-interpreted in an American setting. Fellow Humans is Oli Kellet’s second solo exhibition at the HackelBury gallery. It takes as a basis the, ongoing and evolving, Crossroads series of large-scale photographs made at crossroads in US cities. Crossroads also featured in an earlier Oli Kellet exhibition at Hackelbury.

Hackelbury is in South Kensington close to both Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations. The gallery is also a short walk from the South Kensington museums. The V&A Museum in particular has one of the largest photography collections in the world. Covid restrictions limit the maximum number of gallery visitors at any time. For that reason the gallery suggest booking in advance.

HackelBury, South Kensington. Map:
Until Saturday, 31st October.
More information: HackelBury.
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Photography Art Exhibitions London October 2020

Masahisa Fukase: Private Scenes

Masahisa Fukase, the Japanese photographer is, without a doubt, best known for his grainy, dark and impressionistic depiction of domestic life. His 1986 book ‘Solitude of Ravens‘ was later, in 2010, selected as the best photobook of the generation by the British Journal of Photography. Following on from the first UK exhibition of Solitude of Ravens prints Michael Hoppen now focusses on later Fukase work. The displayed series: Berobero and Private Scenes together with Hibi are from the period leading up to the artist’s passing.

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is in Chelsea, just off the King’s Road. It is a short walk from South Kensington tube station or slightly further from Sloane Square.

Michael Hoppen, Chelsea. Map:
Until Saturday, 24th October.
More information: Michael Hoppen.
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London Art Photography Exhibitions October 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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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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