Photo London Academy

Sharing the genius of photography


‘Once again the programming for Photo London is stellar’

Frish Brandt, President, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco


The Photo London Academy has been established to provide exclusive access to information and inspiration, while shining a light on the photographers that have shaped the culture Photo London is dedicated to championing.

The Photo London Academy will be a bespoke series of modules catering to specific areas of interest for the Academy member. Led by renowned authorities in the field, the annual programme will include private lectures, tours and visits to leading institutions based in London.

The first step in the development of the Academy is to provide Academy members with exclusive access to the Photo London Talks Archive and a suite of special benefits both before, after and during the Photo London Fair in May.


Each edition of Photo London includes a programme of talks involving many of the world’s leading photographers, collectors, curators, critics, editors and academics. Since 2015 over 70 photographers have come to Somerset House to discuss their influences, their inspiration and the stories behind their work. They have included Sebastião Salgado, Don McCullin, Juergen Teller, Nick Knight, Nadav Kander, Miles Aldridge, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Sophy Rickett, Hannah Starkey, Valérie Belin, Richard Mosse, Paul Graham, Katy Grannan, Mary McCartney, Thomas Demand, Diana Markosian, Bruce Davidson, Richard Misrach, Susan Derges, Newsha Tavakolian and many, many more…


View the new Photo London Talks programme for 2019


The Talks programme continues throughout the year and beyond the Fair dates, providing members of the Photo London Academy access to an ever-growing and unique archive of films and recordings at any time. In addition, Academy members will receive early notification of new talks as well as offers on other educational activities including courses and masterclasses.

You can become a member of the Photo London Academy for an annual subscription of £19.99


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