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- Photo London Digital is the first international photography fair online.
- 109 exhibitors from 21 countries.
- Photo London’s acclaimed Discovery section remains strong with 22 emerging galleries.
- Shirin Neshat begins her year as Photo London Master of Photography with an online .conversation with Yasufumi Nakamori (Tate).
- Photo London Digital inaugurates the Fair’s new partnership with Nikon.
- Partnerships with an international group of museums including The Met (New York City), Foam (Amsterdam), Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate (both London).
Photo London is delighted to present the first international photography fair online, Photo London Digital, running until 18 October 2020.
Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad, Founders of Photo London, comment: ‘Photo London Digital builds on the outstanding achievements of the first five editions of the Fair that have created an unparalleled annual international photography event in London – the much-heralded Photo London week.
As ever, our exhibitors and the artists that they will showcase over the fourteen days of the Fair, lie at the heart of Photo London. The hundred galleries that join us for our inaugural digital edition make up one of our strongest groups to date. Within this it is particularly gratifying that, despite the current difficulties, we have been able to retain our commitment to young and emerging galleries and artists through our Discovery section.
We are also thrilled that Photo London Digital has proved equal to the task of creating a truly international platform with galleries from 21 countries worldwide, including newcomers from Israel, USA, Argentina, Ghana, Egypt, Canada and Japan.
No matter where they come from our exhibitors present a stunning roster of brilliantly innovative artists and works – from the early experiments with the medium to the masters of the form and beyond them to contemporary work that pushes at the boundaries of photography’
Photo London Digital welcomes many first-time exhibitors, including Nicholas Metivier (Toronto); ASZ Fine ART (Buenos Aires); AKKA Project (Dubai & Venice); Vision Gallery (Jerusalem); Foto Relevance (Houston); Galerie La Forest Divonne (Paris); Maureen Paley, Prahlad Bubbar (both London); The Rendon Gallery, Galerie Springer (Berlin); FLATLAND (Amsterdam) and Von Lintel Gallery (Los Angeles).
The Fair is also delighted to welcome back a number of returning exhibitors including: Yancey Richardson, Steven Kasher, Staley Wise (New York City); ROSE Gallery (Los Angeles); Bau-Xi (Toronto); Ben Brown Fine Arts, Sprüth Magers, Ed Cross Fine Art (all London); PGI (Tokyo) and Les Douches la Galerie (Paris).
Photo London’s Discovery section – dedicated to the work of emerging galleries and artists – is always a highlight of the Fair and this strength is set to be repeated online. The Discovery exhibitors are: 193 Gallery (Paris); A.I Gallery (London); African Arty (Casablanca); ASZ Fine ART (Buenos Aires); Black Box Publishing (Cape Town); Clémentine de la Féronnière (Paris), Encounter Contemporary (London); Galerie No.8 (Brussels); Gallery 1957 (Accra); Gudberg Nerger (Hamburg); OdA Oficinas de Arte (Buenos Aires); Kovet.Art, l’étrangère, Open Doors, Gallery PHOTIQ, SEAGER Gallery, Seen Fifteen, Sid Motion Gallery (all London); Spazio Nuovo (Rome), Hi-Noon (online); Tintera (Cairo) and UP Gallery (Hsinchu).
Former Discovery galleries Webber Gallery, MMX Gallery, Black Box Projects ( all from London) and KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY (Tokyo) are now showing in the main section.
Several Exhibitors present monographic shows including: Peter Fetterman (Los Angeles), who presents a solo show by Wolf Suschitsky; Gallery 1957 (Accra) who present a solo show by Prix Pictet laureate Joana Choumali; and ROSE Gallery (Los Angeles), who present a solo show by Tania Franco Klein, winner of the Photo London Discovery Residency Award in 2018.
Other exhibitors present thematic booths including: 193 Gallery’s exhibition “Colors of Africa” featuring works by Hassan Hajjaj, Thandiwe Muriu, Derrick Boateng, Ebuka Michael and Nyaba Ouedraogo. The Photographers’ Gallery Print Sales gallery (London), which spotlights international photographers working in black and white – from the US and Cuba, to the UK, Finland, and Japan – including Raúl Cañibano and Sage Sohier; Ibasho (Antwerp), which shows a group of Japanese masters; and AKKA Project, which present a portfolio of work by African photographers.
Alongside emerging talents and contemporary masters, Photo London Digital includes a rich selection of historic photography, shown by the leading dealers in the field. Robert Hershkowitz (Cockhaise, Sussex), who for over 40 years has been specialising in masterworks of early European photography from the 1840s-1860s, presents works by some of the pioneers of the art, such as Henry Fox Talbot, Gustave Le Gray and Roger Fenton. Galerie Johannes Faber (Vienna) presents classic modern and vintage photographs by Richard Avedon, André Kertész, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Daido Moriyama. Roland Belgrave (Hove) presents rare works by Roger Fenton and Herbert Boucher Dobbie, as well as two exceptional photographic panoramas from the Indian mutiny of 1858, possibly the earliest photographic war reportage as we know it. Stewart & Skeels (London) continue their interplay of photographs from the 19th century with those of later periods, with an exhibit on the theme of childhood from the lenses of the early Scottish partnership of D. O. Hill and Robert Adamson and the mid-20th century English photographer Roger Mayne.
Photo London Digital includes presentations by several special exhibitors and publishers. The Lee Miller Archives (Farley Farm, East Sussex), a privately run archive which is dedicated to conserving, publishing and cataloguing the lifestyle and holding of work by the American photographer and photojournalist Lee Miller (1907-1977), represents itself at a photo fair for the first time. Taking part in Photo London marks a significant step in the progression of the Lee Miller Archives and its wish to engage further with the photography world. Clare Aho, the Finnish pioneer of colour photography who was especially active in the 1950s and 1960s, is presented by the Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation (Helsinki). The Association of Photographers (London) presents works from their 36th annual Association of Photographers (A.O.P.) Awards.
Publishers exhibiting at the fair include Aperture (New York City) collotype specialists Benrido (Japan); Dewi Lewis Publishing, Gost Books, Hoxton Mini Press (London); Éditions Xavier Barral (Paris) and Kehrer Verlag (Berlin).
Photo London Digital will take place on a platform built by the Fair’s digital partner, Artsy, and accessible both from the Photo London website and Artsy’s.
As well as the Fair Photo London Digital features a programme of talks and events that span the fourteen days of the Fair as Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad explain.
‘We regard Photo London Digital as a bridge to the next physical edition of the Fair that we hope will take place at Somerset House in May next year. It builds on the groundbreaking programme of talks, online publishing and artist engagement that the Photo London Academy produced, with the support of Arts Council England, during the lockdown. Our firm intention in creating this new platform has been to replicate the unique character of Photo London as closely as possible online. We have worked with our partners to translate our offer into a new, digital dimension. As a result, alongside the Fair, we will run a Digital Programme of talks, magazines, workshops and live public events as well as an international programme of VIP/Collector visits to leading galleries, museums and foundations around the world, many of whom are only just now reopening their doors. Furthermore, we are delighted to finally inaugurate Shirin Neshat’s year as our sixth Master of Photography through an in conversation with Yasufumi Nakamori. In these ways, Photo London has used its international network to open a window to a photography world that has been becalmed for many months.’
The Digital Programme includes online panel discussions (free, registration required), hands-on, professional photography workshops across different fields led by Nikon School (free, registration required, 50 ppl max), and live conversations with artists, curators, gallerists and photography professional on the Photo London Instagram channel (@photolondonfair).
Photo London Digital
7–18 October 2020
List of exhibitors
Akio Nagasawa, Tokyo
AKKA Project, Dubai, Venice
Atlas Gallery, London
Augusta Edwards, London
Bastian Gallery, London, Berlin
Bau-Xi, Toronto, Vancouver
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Hong Kong
Bildhalle Zurich, Amsterdam
Black Box Projects, London
Camera Work, Berlin
Carlos Carvalho – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon
Catherine Edelman, Chicago
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
Clémentine de la Féronnière, Paris
Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton
Danziger Gallery, New York
Ed Cross Fine Ar,t London
Eleven Fine Art, Twickenham
England & CO, London
Fisheye Galllery, Paris, Arles
foto relevance, Houston
Galerie de Bellefeuille Montréal, Toronto
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna
Galerie La Forest Divonne, Paris
Galerie Springer Berlin, Berlin
Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Paris
Galerie_Frédéric Moisan, Paris
Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne
Galleria Valeria Bella, Milan
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
HackelBury Fine Art, London
Holden Luntz Gallery, Los Angeles
KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY, Tokyo
Large Glass, London
Les Douches la Galerie, Paris
Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Los Angeles
Magnum Photos London, Paris
Maureen Paley, London
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Miyako Yoshinaga, New York
MMX gallery, London
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Persons Projects, Berlin
Peter Fetterman Gallery Santa Monica
PGI Gallery, Tokyo
Podbielski Contemporary, Milan
Prahlad Bubbar, London
Project 2.0 /Gallery, The Hague
Purdy Hicks, London
Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Robert Hershkowitz Ltd, Linfield, London
Roland Belgrave, Brighton
ROSE Gallery, Santa Monica
Roya Khadjavi Projects, New York
SmithDavidson Gallery Amsterdam, Miami
Sprueth Magers London, Berlin, Los Angeles
Staley-Wise, New York
Steven Kasher, New York
Stewart & Skeels London, Scotland
Suite 59 Gallery, Amsterdam
Sundaram Tagore New York, Singapore
The Music Photo Gallery New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
The Rendon Gallery, Los Angeles
Vision Gallery, Jerusalem
Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles
Webber Gallery, London
Yancey Richardson, New York
193 Gallery, Paris
A.I. Gallery, London
African Arty, Paris, Casablanca
ASZ Fine ART, Buenos Aires
Black Box Publishing, Cape Town
ECAD Gallery, London
Encounter Contemporary, London
Galerie Number 8, Brussels
Gallery 1957, Accra
Gudberg Nerger, Hamburg
OdA Oficinas de Arte, Buenos Aires
Open Doors Gallery, London
PHOTIQ Gallery, Royal Lemington Spa
SEAGER Gallery, London
Seen Fifteen, London
Sid Motion Gallery, London
Spazio Nuovo, Rome
UP Gallery, Taiwan
Aperture, New York
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport
Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris
Gost Books, London
Hoxton Mini Press, London
Keher Verlag, Heidelberg
Thames & Hudson, London
Aho Soldan Foundation, Helsinki
Lee Miller Archives, Chiddingly
The Association of Photographers, (AOP) London