London is a haven for photographers as well as photography enthusiasts. Photos and galleries are everywhere! Photography Exhibitions London with their line of iconic photographers constantly triumphs in amusing visitors. Whether you are a novice photography enthusiast or an avid photographer who happens to be a devout follower of a photographer’s photo art, you should check out these Top 10 Photography Exhibitions in London, UK this year, starting from the one that garners more buzz.

1. Royal Geographical Society (Travel Photographer of the Year)

After receiving submission from photographers and commoners from nearly 100 countries worldwide, the Royal Geographical Society finally showcases the winner of Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) 2013 competition. This is a must-visit Photography Exhibitions London for those who love traveling or simply admire the works of others.

  • Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR
  • Venue website: http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/Exhibitions/TPOTY/TPOTY.htm
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Exhibition schedule: 11 Jul  – 17 Aug
  • Opening hours during the exhibition: Mon-Thu, Sun 10am-5pm, Fri and Sat 10am-7pm (till 9pm Aug 13-15)

 

2. Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

Being an actor and a photographer is just unlikely. However, for Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) his roles did not stop him from capturing friends and loved ones in black-and-white photographs. From Jane Fonda to Paul Newman, Andy Warhol to James Brown, you can see that Hopper successfully captured the youthful, vibrant look of these celebrities in his images. Plus, there is an unexpected picture of Martin Luther King on the Selma and other images that capture the emotion and situation of the 60s. This is one of the great Photography Exhibitions London by a renowned actor which gives us a sneak peek inside his glamorous and oftentimes unruly life during his younger years.

  • Venue: Royal Academy of Arts. Burlington House, Piccadilly. London W1J 0BD
  • Website: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/162
  • Admission fee: between £14-£10, concession £6-£9
  • Exhibition schedule: 23 Jul – 19 Oct
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm

 

3. Primrose: Early Colour Photography In Russia

Primrose focuses on displaying the history of Russia through colourful pictures, taken in the 1860s to the 1970s. From the hand-tinted images to revolutionary photomontage, each image is displayed in chronological order to help visitors get a glimpse of life in Russia during those years. This is one of the best Photography Exhibitions London that showcases the history of Russia through the lens of avid photographers including Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.

 

4. Dr. Harold Edgerton: Abstractions

Lovingly nicknamed as Doc, the MIT professor contributed a lot to the world of photography by inventing the stroboscope or strobe flash. In a time when such technology was unavailable, he led the way for stop-motion photography. It was him who showed how a bullet passes through a thin playing card or how a drop of milk creates a crown-like ripple. As a scientist, many of his works including deep-sea photography influenced the world of photography in the 20th century. This is one of the absolute must-visit Photography Exhibitions London.

 

5. Martin Parr: Signs of The Times

Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr showcases his modern and vintage prints for the first time in London, which were used in the BBC documentary series Signs of the Times in 1990s. Future plans for his Photography Exhibitions London are still unheard of.

 

6. Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Lyon through his photographs took us back to the USA in the 60’s on a road trip. The New York photographer successfully captured the freedom that bike riders felt on the road, thanks to the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club who invited him on their road trips. From Ohio to Illinois and Wisconsin, you will get a glimpse on how the phrase freedom on the road was defined back then. This is one of must-visit Photography Exhibitions London for bikers or bike enthusiasts this summer.

  • Venue: Atlas Gallery. 49 Dorset St, London W1U 7NF
  • Website: http://www.atlasgallery.com/atlas.php
  • Admission: Free
  • Exhibition schedule: 19 Jun-16 Aug
  • Opening hours:Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 11am-5pm

 

7. William Klein

Photojournalist and fashion photographer William Klein is famous for displaying high-contrast photos, blurred or out-of-focus images using high-grain film and over-exposed negatives in Photography Exhibitions London as well as elsewhere around the globe. Due to his innovative approach as a photographer as well as an artist, he was famously nicknamed The Anti-photographer’s Photographer.

 

8. Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Pinkhassov celebrated his years of capturing everyday life by showcasing his works from the 1990s-today. From Jakarta’s Fish Market to the Caspian Sea and a city scene in Ukraine during a civil protest, the Russian artist and photojournalist deliberately uses the artistic techniques of photography to create a specific ambiance and atmosphere on the objects being photographed. His exhibition is one of a handful Photography Exhibitions London worth visiting.

 

9. 5 Under 30

Daniel Blau gallery in London showcases the winners of its annual Young Photographer’s Competition, titled 5 Under 30. Five winners with diverse backgrounds and unique talents display their ability to capture emotions, beauty, and objects in photographs. For these talented young photographers, a camera serves more than just a tool to capture an object. Each photograph tells its own story. Hence, there is more than meets the eye in these photos, displayed at one of the gallery’s celebrated Photography Exhibitions London.

 

10. Close and Far: Russian Photography Now

Amidst other Russia-themed Photography Exhibitions London, this particular exhibition displays the works of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky together with modern photographers such as Olya Ivanova, Taus Makhacheva and Alexander Gronsky. Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian aristocrat, chemist, and photographer, famous for his portrayal of the Russian Empire in early 20th century. Due to his chemistry studies, he invented the three-colour principle that enabled him to create vivid-coloured photographs. One of his notable photographs was a lithograph print of Leo Tolstoy, taken in 1908. However, this exhibition focuses more on capturing the people and atmosphere of Russia by comparing photos, taken at different eras.

These are the top 10 Photography Exhibitions London for 2014. You might want to visit each gallery’s official site to find out more about the works displayed or contact the gallery’s rep in case you are interested in purchasing one of the displayed photographs.

 

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