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Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern until 14 October 2018

For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art. 📷 🔳 🔲 ◼️

Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.

Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/shape-light

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00 – 18.00
Friday to Saturday 10.00 – 22.00

Tickets:
£18 book online

London Nights at Museum ohttp://informedlondon.com/22264/london-nights-at-museum-of-london-until-11-november-2018/f London until 11 November 2018

Explore the capital after dark in a new, evocative photography exhibition at the Museum of London.

Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, from the late 19th century to the present day, London Nights features over 200 works. Discover how photographers have long been inspired by London at night, from the twinkling lights and buzzing nightlife of the West End to the more sinister aspects of a city in darkness and see how Londoners work, rest and play when the sun goes down in one of the biggest metropolises in the world. 📷 🌇

Over 200 photographs by 50 artists, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before. Contributors include: Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Tish Murtha and Nick Turpin. Read more about how we chose these stunning images.

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/london-nights

Location:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Times:
10am – 6pm

Price:
From £10 book online

Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers at The Photographers’ Gallery until 3 June 2018

Drawn from the extensive personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz, this exhibition of amateur ‘found’ photographs from Europe and the US explores gender non-conformity and cross-dressing. Dating from 1880 onwards, the photos are mostly of unnamed and unknown figures – having been mainly collected from flea markets, garage sales, junk shops and ebay – and as such offer an unauthorised view into the worlds of individuals and groups choosing to defy gender conventions. 📷

Lifshitz’s initial collecting impulse was a fascination with the vernacular documentation of cross-dressing; his criteria to accumulate photographs, which showed men dressing as women and vice versa. As the collection grew, he began to trace both commonalities and differences between the images, which proposed a much more nuanced exploration of cross-dressing culture, not least by offering an opportunity to interrogate the assumptions we make about gender. The exhibition also includes exclusive images of Marie-Pierre Pruvot (born 11 November 1935) the celebrated Algerian-born French transsexual woman who performed under the stage name Bambi, before becoming a teacher, and who was the subject of an award-winning documentary by Lifshitz in 2013.

Brought together, the photographs reflect a range of styles and attitudes from theatrical, defiant, shy, proud, subversive and understated; showing individuals and groups from different classes, professions, genders and nationalities, whose only commonality is that they dared to play with dress codes in front of a camera, even if unable to do so in public.

Sébastien Lifshitz was born 1968 in Paris, France. An avid collector of photographs and an award-winning film director, his films have included Wild Side (2004), featuring a transsexual heroine and Bambi (2013), a documentary about France’s most celebrated transsexual woman.

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/under-cover-secret-history-cross-dressers

Location:
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Times:
Mon – Sat: 10.00 – 18.00
Thu: 10.00 – 20.00
Sun: 11.00 – 18.00

Price:
Free admission before noon every day
£4 (£2.50 concessions) Exhibition Day Pass
£2.50 online booking

The Female Gaze at Getty Images Gallery until 14 March 2018

2017 was the Year of Women: it began with massive women’s marches in the US and ended with a series of high-profile resignations by powerful men over sexual harassment scandals. 🙎 👀

This groundswell of feminism may have erupted in response to current events, but it has also been slowly and steadily growing for decades. Over the past five years, female photographers have actively sought to redefine the manner and styles in which women are visually represented across advertising, film, and other media.

In response to this change, Getty Images has recruited a new generation of image makers and partnered with a number of organizations such as LeanIn.org, Refinery 29, and Muslim Girl to expand and evolve the photographic landscape.

www.gettyimagesgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/archive/the-female-gaze

Location:
Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX

Times:
Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 5:30pm

Price:
Free entry

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53 at Natural History of the Year until 28 May 2018

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. 🐍 🐻 🦒

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year

Location:
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Times:
10:00am – 5:50pm

Price:
£12.50 book online

World Press Photo Exhibition at Southbank Centre until 20 November 2017

See the best in journalistic photography in this renowned exhibition. Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography. 📸

The World Press Photo of the Year competition honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/123175-world-press-photo-2017

Location:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Green side foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

Times:
10am – 11pm

Price:
Free entry

We Are Family @ National Portrait Gallery / until 7th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: open daily 10:00-18:00 (Thursday and Friday until 21:00)

@ National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Free entry

www.mccain.co.uk
www.npg.org.uk

McCain is celebrating the diversity of British families in a snapshot display which showcases the reality of family life in 2017. 👪👨‍👦

The pop-up display, which features a melting pot of families from across Britain, celebrates some of the unique setups that exist today from multi-generational living, to single parents and traditional family units across varying demographics, age ranges and ethnicities.

The exhibition aims to address the misrepresentation of real families in today’s society. No filters, no stereotypes, just the joyful reality of families shot in and around mealtimes. No matter how diverse the families of today may be, uniting over food is the one thing they all have in common.

Discover a collection of stunning family portraits shot by renowned photographer, Siân Davey, who travelled the UK to capture intimate photography of British families and their individual stories.

Food for Being Looked At @ The Photographers Gallery / until 8th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday–Saturday: 10.00–18:00
Thursday: 10:00–20:00 during exhibitions

Sunday: 11:00–18:00

@ The Photographers Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW

Tickets:
Exhibition Day Pass £4, advance £2.50 book online
Free before 12:00

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Luscious, playful, fetishised: Food for being looked at considers the history of food through its image culture. Images of food, from preparation to the final dish, are shared and ‘consumed’ widely across print and digital media. They are used to reinforce a diversity of lifestyles, an aesthetic understanding, or a moral pledge through their voyeuristic composition and distribution. This project selects several culinary themes and traces their elevation into symbols of consumer identities through cookbooks, magazines, blogs on foodporn or cookery videos showing how to prepare mouthwatering feasts.

World Press Photo @ Southbank Centre / until 21st November 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 11pm

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free entry

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson

See the best in journalistic photography in this renowned exhibition.

Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography.

The World Press Photo of the Year competition honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

This year, 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images and the jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries.

Be moved and inspired by the images from these talented photographers, in this exhibition of the finalists’ work.

Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity @ The Photographers’ Gallery / until 25th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am–6pm (Thu until 8pm, Sun from 11:30am)

@ The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Tickets: £3 free before 12pm

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention – in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.

In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability – as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.

Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.

The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun and features works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj , Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidibé.

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