Photo London will feature a major international photography fair with over 70 of the world's leading photography galleries together with an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation. This four-day event is the biggest takeover of Somerset House yet - the very building in which Sir John F. W. Herschel reportedly coined the term photography in 1839. A broad range of photographic practice - from vintage to contemporary - will be showcased from 21 May to 24 May.
The international galleries and exhibitors who will show within the existing rooms of Somerset House, each with their own exhibition space. Aimed at the city's burgeoning photography audience and a new generation of collectors, the fair includes a courtyard installation by Rut Blees Luxemburg in collaboration with Nuno Salgado, the UK debut of Kaveh Golestan's Prostitute series and unseen platinum prints from Sebastião Salgado's Genesis series, plus music screenings, social events and a series of talks curated by Professor Francis Hodgson.
Entry to Photo London includes admission to four major exhibitions at Somerset House, commissioned with the generous support of LUMA Foundation:
- Beneath the Surface, 200 rarely-shown photographic works from the collection of the Victoria
& Albert Museum
- Large-format platinum prints from Sebastião Salgado's Genesis series
- The first UK exhibition of Iranian photographer Kaveh Golestan's Prostitute series
- The Teaser by Rut Blees Luxemburg, a public lightbox installation to be shown in the Courtyard
Experience the best of international photography in the heart of historical London from 21 - 24 May 2015.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to book tickets for Photo London in advance.