Photo London was created in 2015 to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Hosted each May at Somerset House, it has already established itself as a world-class photography fair and a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
Thu 18 May 12.00-20.30, Fri 19 & Sat 20 May 12.00-19.30, Sun 21 May 12.00-18.30
A major international photography event in the heart of London
"The UK photography event of the year"
Now in its third edition, Photo London 2017 showcases over 80 Exhibitors including many of the world’s leading galleries and publishers; the Public Programme features major exhibitions, talks, awards and installations that will reflect on the rich history of the medium and its future directions.
Photo London has selected Taryn Simon as its Master of Photography for 2017, whose work meticulously mines, questions and upsets the certainty that the photographic image and archive asserts. She will present Image Atlas at the fair, which investigates cultural differences and similarities by indexing top image results for given search terms across local search engines throughout the world.
Other highlights include photographer Jeurgen Teller taking over the Great Arch Hall, a special exhibition from acclaimed artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien and a new virtual reality artwork by Mat Collishaw (please note tickets for Mat Collishaw: Thresholds must be booked separately from Photo London).
There is also an extensive talks programme curated by William A. Ewing, renowned curator and writer, former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York.
TABLE at Spring
For the duration of the fair Spring Restaurant will host a community eating house serving their new 'Scratch Menu', a 3-course £20 set menu designed to combat food waste.
Using seasonal scraps from Spring's a la carte menu, TABLE is a celebration of the joy of being able to eat well, together.