Photo London is a unique photography event. It will feature a major international photography fair of over 70 exhibitors, including the world’s leading photography galleries and publishers, alongside an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation. Photo London will showcase the broad range of photographic practice, from vintage to contemporary, in diverse and exciting scenarios, through a series of exhibitions, installations and live events, both in Somerset House and around the city. Exhibitions will include Beneath the Surface from the V&A collection, Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis in Platinum and Kaveh Golestan’s Prostitute, while a specially commissioned installation by Rut Blees Luxemburg will fill the Courtyard. Talks, music sessions and book signings around the fair will change the way you look at photography.
Photo London is produced by Candlestar, an internationally renowned cultural consultancy with an outstanding reputation within the field of photography and the arts.
Photo London is more than an art fair. The exciting public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation presents three large-scale exhibitions and two site-specific installations, all specially commissioned for Photo London. These include Beneath the Surface, showing hidden treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Photographs Collection, the first UK exhibition of Kaveh Golestan’s Prostitute series and the epic Genesis in Platinum, displaying previously unseen platinum prints by Sebastião Salgado. Somerset House will also provide a dramatic backdrop for new installations The Teaser by Rut Blees Luxembourg and Cities by Sohei Nishino.
Visitors to Photo London can enrich their experience by attending the lively talks and lectures programme, curated by Professor Francis Hodgson, that features some two dozen luminaries from the field, including Don McCullin, Sebastião Salgado, Susan Derges, William A. Ewing, Mitch Epstein, Simon Schama, Rankin and Stephen Shore. In the evenings the Deadhouse space beneath Somerset House will come alive to celebrate music and photography in four special live DJ sets.
Visitors are encouraged to book tickets for Photo London in advance, available to purchase here.