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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

Botanical Portraits by Kate Friend at Garden Museum until 18 March 2018

A photographic study of English plants. British photographer Kate Friend spent the spring and summer of 2017 touring a selection of England’s greatest gardens, gathering the subjects of her photographic study which makes up Botanical Portraits. 🌱 🌿 🍃

To select some of the best specimens of the season she worked with Head Gardeners at Chelsea Physic Garden, Great Dixter, Houghton Hall and Fern Verrow. For each photograph, a stem was isolated from its growing environment and photographed in a studio setting, inviting the viewer to focus on form and colour. With a nod both to the Japanese rikka (standing flowers) tradition and to Gertrude Jekyll’s still life photography of the 19th century, the aesthetic focusses as much on what is left out as on the little that is allowed in. Vases and vessels are of central importance to the final result, seen here are ceramics from Rachel Lucas-Craig, Laura Huston and Karen Downing.

Kate Friend’s selection criterion for the chosen plants was that they were native to England. On pursuing this path, she discovered that this was not a straightforward premise. Exploration, trade, colonialism and early globalisation have resulted in England’s rich and diverse international plant community. The eclectic nature of the final selection reflects England’s multicultural botanical heritage.

Visitors can see the ten photographs which make up ‘Botanical Portraits’, alongside a narrative wall, a separate display showing ‘behind the scenes’ photographs and location shots, both at the museum.

www.gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/coming-soon-botanical-portraits-kate-friend

Location:
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB

Times:
Sunday – Friday 10:30am 5pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4pm
Closed the first Monday of the month

Price:
£10 adult or less with concessions

#ShardLights at The Shard on Monday 4 December 2017

Counting down to the start of 2018, The Shard will illuminate the London skyline from dusk till dawn with Western Europe’s highest light show. 📷

Launching 4 December at 7:20pm, the display will include an array of visual effects including gradients, patterns and sparkles in the top 20 storeys of the building, with a special launch display on opening night and to finish on New Year’s Eve.

Take time out of your busy evening to look up at the spire and enjoy the show!

www.the-shard.com/shardlights

Time:
7:20pm

Location:
The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG (and visible all over London!)

Price:
Free to watch of course!

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

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.

David Bailey: NW1 @ Heni Soho / until 31st January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

@ HENI, 1st floor, 6-10 Lexington Street, London W1F OLB

Free entry

www.henipublishing.com

David Bailey had lived in Primrose Hill and Camden for nearly 30 years when he decided to capture the shuttered cinemas, boarded railway arches, crumbling Victorian facades, dormant car parks and advertising hoardings before they disappeared from view entirely. In 1982, when NW1 was first published, it reflected an already vanishing landscape: viewed now, Bailey’s photographs are even more portentous and poignant.

David Bailey was born in 1938 in Leytonstone, East London. After working as fashion photographer John French’s assistant, he published his first portrait of Somerset Maugham for ‘Today’ magazine in 1960 before meeting the model Jean Shrimpton whilst at Vogue. Bailey has exhibited worldwide, the first of his landmark exhibitions in 1971 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Internationally renowned, Bailey has produced some of the most famous photographic portraits of the last five decades.

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.

Wheels & Waves @ Hoxton Gallery / until 10th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ Hoxton Gallery, 59 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX

Free entry

www.tomcockram.com

Each year riders and surfers gather in Biarritz France to share their knowledge and passion for riding; whether on bikes or waves. Tom Cockram brings his talent for capturing expression, movement and surroundings to the subjects displayed in this series. The portraits demonstrate his signature focus on character while the striking landscapes and atmospheric detail shots convey the mood of the festival and the enthusiasts that attend.

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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