Photo London 2019 returns to Somerset House -Tickets on sale now
Showcasing the very best of the past, present and future of photography, this year’s Photo London is bigger than ever, with almost 100 of the world’s leading galleries, featuring artists ranging from established masters to rising stars.
“The UK photography event of the year” The Guardian
Stephen Shore is Photo London’s 2019 Master of Photography and there’s a special exhibition of new and unseen work from the celebrated American artist. This edition also continues the Fair’s longstanding support for young galleries and artists, with an overall focus on emerging trends and unseen work in the acclaimed Discovery section, together with a new curatorial focus revealing 16 solo presentations. An exceptional public programme includes special exhibitions featuring Roger Fenton, Vivian Maier, Gavin Turk, Eamonn Doyle and Josh Haner, with a wide-ranging programme of talks still to be announced in April.
16 - 19 MAY 2019
SITE-WIDE, SOMERSET HOUSE
Master of Photography
The Photo London Master of Photography award is given annually to a leading contemporary photographer who is the subject of a special exhibition at the Fair. Known for his pioneering use of colour photography and early experimentation with new technologies, Stephen Shore’s photographs document everyday life, transforming seemingly mundane scenarios into extraordinary moments.
As part of Photo London’s 2019 Public Programme, Shore will present a new body of work, showing for the first time in the UK, alongside a series from 1969 titled Los Angeles, and will be discussing his work as part of the talks programme on Thu 16 May.
A select group of participants have created special projects for this year’s edition as part of the Public Programme, supported by the Luma Foundation. Leading British artist Gavin Turk will create a giant bronze egg sculpture on the River Terrace to inspire visitors to contribute to an Instagram photography competition. Howard Greenberg Gallery showcase a selection of works by the late American street photographer Vivian Maier.
There are essential works by war photographer Roger Fenton, and Irish photographer, electronic music producer and DJ Eamonn Doyle will show audio-visual work titled Made in Dublin in collaboration with Michael Hoppen Gallery. The New York Times is displaying a selection of drone images by staff photographer and Senior Editor for Photo Technology Josh Haner on the theme of climate change, while Artuner tests the boundaries of the medium of photography through the works of Ana Elisa Egreja, Paul Kneale and Tabor Robak.