Event

Photo London 2022

11 – 15 May 2022

Opening Times

Wed 11 May (VIP Preview Day) 13.00 - 21.00 
Thu 12 May 12.00 - 21.00
Fri 13 May 12.00 - 19.00
Sat 14 May 12.00 - 19.00
Sun 15 May 12.00 - 18.30
Somerset House

Somerset House is delighted to welcome back Photo London with the seventh edition of the Fair running from 11–15 May 2022, featuring more than 100 exhibitors.

Showcasing the very best of the past, present and future of photography, Photo London brings together an impressive range of international galleries, offering visitors an opportunity to explore, discover and collect some of the world’s most exquisite photographic artworks.

Highlights for the 2022 Fair include solo presentations by Mikhael Subtozky (Goodman Gallery London, Cape Town, Johannesburg), Melanie Manchot (Parafin, London), Hannah Hughes (Robert Morat, Berlin); Marianne Maric (Christophe Guye, Zurich) plus Edward Burtynsky (Flowers Gallery, London). A wealth of publishers will join the Fair to celebrate the photobook, with Aperture (New York), Thames & Hudson (London), Osmos (New York), Dobedo (London) and Overlapse Books, (London) gracing the Publishers section. 
 

A special focus on galleries from China marks the partnership with the World Photography Organisation and PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, including See+ Gallery; Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Gaotai Gallery, X Contemporary Art, Three Shadows = +3 Gallery, M Arts Center and HdM Gallery. 

Talks Programme

This year’s Talks Programme, curated by renowned author, curator, professor, and museum director William A. Ewing features artist Anastasia Samoylova in conversation with writer, curator, artist, and educator David Campany; Scottish documentary photographer Polly Braden and writer and art critic Hettie Judah discuss topics raised in Polly’s work Holding the Baby, plus visual artist Melanie Manchot talks to Dr David Dibosa about her multifaceted and performative practice that embraces photography, film, video, and installation. Photo London’s Official Partner Nikon will showcase a strong line-up of Fair talks to complement the programme. 

On-site Talks tickets cost £9.50 and can be booked along with your Fair pass. Nikon Talks are free of charge, but booking in advance is strongly advised. Please note, Talks do not include admission to the Fair, and you must have a valid day ticket to attend an event.  

Providing listeners with a unique insight into some of the world’s most exciting voices in the medium, expect to hear lively talks, debates and discussions to broaden – and deepen – your understanding of photography. 

Discovery

Photo London’s acclaimed Discovery section for emerging galleries will be a high point of the Fair, with a mix of returning galleries including Euqinom (San Francisco) who bring works by Christine Elfman, Ansley West Rivers and Rodrigo Valenzuela, Hi-Noon (London) who show Yushi Li, Bowei Zhang and Melanie Issaka; plus Photon (Ljubljana) who present work by Anikó Robitz, Tomo Brejc, Dino Kužnik and Ladislav Postupa.


Public Programme

The focus of Photo London’s Public Programme is the highly anticipated exhibition of this year's Master of Photography Nick Knight, comprising key works across the British photographer’s career from the 1980s through to today. Spanning fashion, portraiture, still life and landscape, with photography, film and a vast new sculpture, this is sure to be a highlight.

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Blade of Light for Alexander McQueen, 2004 © Nick Knight


Photo London’s second major public programme exhibition takes the form of an homage to the legendary photographer Frank Horvat. Other highlights include the Fair’s annual Emerging Photographer Award in association with Nikon, tours and workshops.

© Frank Horvat, 1955, London, UK, self-portrait in Brick Lane market

A celebration of the world’s finest photography, Photo London attracts industry leading experts and ground breaking talent, creating a dynamic space for visitors to embrace the whole medium.

PHOTO LONDON DIGITAL
After the success of the previous two editions, Photo London has partnered with Artsy – the leading online marketplace for discovering and collecting art – to present Photo London Digital 2022. Visitors can explore, inquire and purchase artworks directly from Photo London exhibitors. More details will be announced soon on photolondon.org