Photography Exhibitions and Galleries

A guide to the leading photography exhibitions and galleries in the UK.  If you would like to add to the list, please get in contact

Exhibition/Gallery NameVenueCityStart DateEnd DateDescriptionWebsite
IAN BEESLEY – BIG BIG CAMERAGallery 2 at Salts MillsBradfordOngoingOngoingThe extraordinary ‘Big Big Camera’ has long been in the collections of Gallery Oldham and photographer Ian Beesley has been working to repurpose this industrial relic. After cleaning and repairing the camera the most important challenge for Ian was using a camera that was designed for huge negatives 20 inches square. His solution was to create a grid which could take smaller negatives resulting in images made up of 20 separate prints. The result is an exhibition of large-scale photographs that will make you think again about the whole process of taking a picture.www.saltsmill.org.uk
Drawing with Light: Photographs from the William Morris Society CollectionKelmscott HouseLondon01/09/201828/02/2019This exhibition features images of original Morris & Co works and previously unseen photographs of William Morris, his family and homes.
Bringing together for the first time pioneering photographs taken in the latter half of the 19th century, this exhibition showcases four Victorian photographers, all passionate about their craft. Emery Walker and Frederick Hollyer are recognisned names, while Robert Parsons and Arthur Halcrow Verstage are lesser known but no less important figures.
The collection reveals the importance of photography within the Arts and Crafts movement with carefully selected narratives and images of key individuals.
http://www.williammorrissociety.org.uk
Women in Focus: Part Two: Women in Front of the LensNational Museum CardiffCardiff01/12/201809/06/2019Part Two considers women as subjects in photography, from intimate and playful 19th-century staged family portraits by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and Robert Thompson Crawshay, to more contemporary depictions that capture the innate beauty of womanhood. The exhibition also seeks to examine how photography has been used to mis-represent women through direct or indirect objectification, an issue that has particular currency in today’s climate.https://museum.wales
V&A Museum of Childhood LondonCity Art CentreEdinburgh03/11/201817/03/2019The exhibition includes a significant number of never-before-seen works revealed to the public for the first time. Spanning 12 countries over seven decades, the display shows how the idea of childhood and early social interactions have been a source of inspiration for Bohm during her extensive travels throughout her long career.
This will be the first ever exhibit to solely focus on Bohm’s reflections on childhood.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/
Women in Focus: Part One: Women Behind the LensNational Museum CardiffCardiff05/05/201828/01/2019Programmed to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918, which enabled some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the first time, this exhibition celebrates the contribution of women to photography.

Work is presented by women from the first pioneering female photographers in Wales, Mary Dillwyn and Thereza Mary Dillwyn, through to emerging contemporary practitioners, including Chloe Dewe Mathews, Bieke Depoorter and Clementine Schneidermann.
https://museum.wales
MARTIN PARR: Return to ManchesterManchester Art GalleryManchester06/11/201822/04/2019Martin Parr shows how the lives of Mancunians have changed but also reveals how there is continuity in how we live our lives.http://manchesterartgallery.org
In Focus: Scottish PhotographyCity Art CentreEdinburgh07/07/201812/05/2019In Focus: Scottish Photography showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. The exhibition features work by a range of historic and contemporary artists, including Hill and Adamson, Thomas Begbie, Joseph McKenzie, David Williams, Maud Sulter, Wendy McMurdo, Calum Colvin, Ron O'Donnell, Christine Borland and Dalziel + Scullion.https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on
Illuminating women: Photographs by Mayotte MagnusNational Portrait GalleryLondon08/09/201824/03/2019In 1977, the National Portrait Gallery staged a landmark exhibition, featuring nearly ninety portraits of eminent British women photographed by Mayotte Magnus. It was the first photographic exhibition in the Gallery’s history to focus exclusively on female achievement. In September, a new display will revisit a selection of key portraits from Magnus’s 1977 exhibition, alongside more recent acquisitions. The portraits were taken in the sitter’s homes or place of work, and are rich in narrative and composition. The display celebrates a range of creative women, including artists Liliane Lijn and Glenys Barton, authors Marina Warner and Margaret Drabble, actresses Glenda Jackson and Judi Dench and Nobel Prize recipient Nadine Gordimer.https://www.npg.org.uk
CHRIS KILLIP: The Last ShipsLaing Art GalleryNewcastle10/10/201824/05/2020Chris Killip’s photographs document the lives of working people and their resilience of spirit while at the same time recording the steady decline of industrial Britain. This exhibition, drawing from his archive, includes previously unpublished photographs of shipbuilding on Tyneside. Killip was fascinated by the way huge ships and industrial cranes provided a backdrop to everyday life in Wallsend and South Shields. www.laingartgallery.org.uk
PETER BARKER: Working HandsTreasure House and Beverley Art GalleryBeverley, Yorkshire10/11/201826/01/2019A new exhibition portraying the skills and satisfaction of manual occupations is coming to The Treasure House, Beverley, on Saturday 10 November. The creation of photographer Peter Barker, Working Hands is a series of photographs which show how hand and mind are linked in skilled work, from bookbinding to sheepshearing, from hat making to dog grooming. The photographs suggest a connection between inner and outer worlds, between body and mind, and between thinking and doing.http://www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/treasure-house-and-beverley-art-gallery/treasure-house-and-beverley-art-gallery-exhibitions/
COLLECTION 1: RITUALS OF INTIMACY Pen'rallt GalleryMachynlleth10/11/201823/03/2019In a lifetime of of making photographs, each photographer will arrive at their own personal ‘ritual of intimacy’.
This exhibition, Collection 1: Rituals of Intimacy, presents a changing show of work by photographers and fine printers:
JOHN BLAKEMORE – PETER CATTRELL – PETE DAVIS – MARIAN DELYTH – ALED RHYS HUGHES

Collection 1: Rituals of Intimacy helps to illuminate the essential, practical, physical and intellectual aspects of photographic practice. Fine prints by these five photographers also provide opportunities to look at the part played by the negative.
http://www.penralltgallerybookshop.co.uk
There is a Light That Never Goes Out: A photographic celebration of Manchester’s rock-music historyManchester Central LibraryManchester11/10/201822/02/2019Rockarchive.com proudly presents a unique exhibition by the UK’s leading music photographers to honour Manchester’s music heritage. From the rise of punk, Factory Records, The Hacienda, the Madchester years and beyond, this exhibition is a retrospective of Manchester’s huge influence and continuing importance on the rock music scene.http://www.librarylive.co.uk/event/there-is-a-light-that-never-goes-out-a-photographic-celebration-of-manchesters-rock-music-history/
CECIL BEATON: Thirty from the 30s | Fashion, Film and FantasyFashion and Textile MuseumLondon12/10/201820/01/2019One of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was among the greatest visual chroniclers of the Twentieth Century, contributing to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Life, The Sketch and Tatler, photographing the most notable names in fashion, film, the arts and society.

Thirty from the 30s will present some of Beaton’s most influential and recognisable portraits, featuring subjects including Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn. Another key piece will be a rare 1935 colour photograph of model Mary Taylor and a selection of images created at Beaton’s notorious and fantastical house parties, held at his glamorous home at Ashcombe.
www.ftmlondon.org
BETTINA VON ZWEHL: The FollowersPurdy Hicks GalleryLondon01/02/201906/04/2019Bettina von Zwehl (born Munich, 1971) has built an international reputation for her subtle, distinctive photographic portraits. As her practice has developed, she has continued to seek out different ways of exploring the form; from her early works, most often defined by the exacting conditions she imposed on her subjects, to her most recent projects which reprise the tradition of the painted portrait miniature and the silhouette, within which she now explores the potential of abstraction, and the event of chance in photography.

The Followers is a series of photographic works, abstract in form, created without the use of a camera or a photographic negative
www.purdyhicks.com
DON MCCULLINTate BritainLondon05/02/201906/05/2019This exhibition includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria, often captured at great personal risk. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in the UK, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes of his beloved Somerset, where he lives.

With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, this exhibition will be a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope and achievements of his entire career.
www.tate.org.uk
ARTIST ROOMS Woodman, Arbus and MapplethorpeScottish National Portrait GalleryEdinburgh06/04/201920/10/2019Highlighting the richness of the ARTIST ROOMS photography collection, which is jointly owned by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, ARTIST ROOMS Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe celebrates the work of three of the twentieth century’s most influential photographers. With a particular focus on self-portraiture and representation the show explores the connections and similarities between these three Americans, each of whom produced bodies of work that were revolutionary, ground-breaking and at times controversial.https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whats-on
MARTIN PARR: Only HumanNational Portrait GalleryLondon07/03/201927/05/2019A major new exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers. Only Human: Martin Parr, brings together some of Parr’s best known photographs with a number of works never exhibited before to focus on one of his most engaging subjects – people. The exhibition will include portraits of people from around the world, with a special focus on Parr’s wry observations of Britishness, explored through a series of projects that investigate British identity today, including new works which reveal Parr’s take on the social climate in Britain in the aftermath of the EU referendum.https://www.npg.org.uk
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019The Photographers GalleryLondon08/03/201902/06/2019The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel.

This year’s nominees survey a vast range of topical issues through the lens and language of photography. Collectively their projects explore state and gender politics, social injustice, human rights and conceptual approaches to image making. The exhibition of the shortlisted projects will be on show at The Photographers’ Gallery from 8 March to 2 June 2019, before touring to Deutsche Börse's headquarters in Eschborn/Frankfurt.
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
GRAHAM COOK: Inner Visible - The World Within. The World Without.Joe Cornish GalleryNorthallerton09/03/201913/04/2019Graham Cook’s first solo show presents a view of the world that is determined by an expression of personal feelings. Graham sees ‘life’ in all objects, regardless of how inanimate they seem - a life that is hidden, waiting to be revealed. The landscape, becomes an imaginary place, one that invites dreaming, where imagination can provide an escape for the artist and the viewer. http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk
Fertile Ground: Barbara Gibson and Mark MurphyArgentea GalleryBirmingham11/01/201909/02/2019This year’s Fertile Ground focuses on two of the best Birmingham artists who are at the vanguard of contemporary collage.

Barbara Gibson uses vintage images from mid-twentieth century magazines to create socially engaged pieces that reflect upon gender issues. Her work can be read as a non-narrative celebration of historical female inconography or as insightful observations around a woman’s role in modern society.

Mark Murphy plays with scale and form to produce simple, surreal pieces. Appropriating pictures from books and magazines from the past 60 years, his work reflects upon modern culture by literally slicing apart its imagery and reassembling it into striking, disjointed combinations.
www.argenteagallery.com
JIM MORTRAM – Small Town InertiaSide GalleryNewcastle upon Tyne12/01/201924/03/2019Jim Mortram has been photographing the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives. His work covers difficult subjects such as disability, addiction and self-harm, but is always with hope and dignity, focusing upon the strength and resilience of the people he photographs.www.amber-online.com/side-gallery/

www.smalltowninertia.co.uk
JEM SOUTHAM: The Long White CloudHuxley ParlourLondon13/02/201909/03/2019An exhibition of ten new works by Jem Southam, perhaps the most important British landscape photographer working today.

In 2018, after a lifetime of making work in the South West of Britain, Southam made his first overseas trip to produce his latest body of work in New Zealand. The works in the exhibition are the result of a six-week journey around the North and South Islands, and have never been exhibited before.
www.huxleyparlour.com
DIANE ARBUS: In The BeginningSouthbank CentreLondon13/02/201906/05/2019This exhibition explores the first seven years of photographer Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962.

Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she was born and died. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and pedestrians are among the most intimate, surprising and haunting works of art of the 20th century.

This exhibition is the first solo show of Arbus’ work in the UK for 12 years. Organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, it features more than 100 photographs, the majority of which are drawn from the Diane Arbus Archive, and have never before been exhibited in Europe.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/diane-arbus-beginning
Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman CollectionThe HepworthWakefield13/07/201822/04/2019For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside, yet the impulse to seek out nature remains as strong as ever.
This new exhibition of photographs by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.
The exhibition explores the merging of urban and rural landscapes, the rapid expansion of cities and the increasingly intrusive management of the countryside.
www.hepworthwakefield.org
Photo50
WHO'S LOOKING AT THE FAMILY, NOW?
Business Design CentreLondon15/01/201920/01/2019Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography. Guest curated every year, it highlights a timely theme in current photography.

WHO'S LOOKING AT THE FAMILY, NOW? Is an exhibition that will engage with some fundamental questions about family life, its dynamics and complexity, as represented by a group of contemporary photographers and artists working in the UK and internationally. Ranging from documentary modes and found photography to conceptual approaches to the medium, and bringing together forms of construction or performative acts as well as sculptural interventions, the exhibited works meditate on what might constitute, or in some cases deconstruct, a family photograph.
https://www.londonartfair.co.uk/photo50/
WAKE UP TOGETHEROpen Eye GalleryLiverpool15/11/201817/02/2019TWO BODIES OF WORK PUSHING FOR THE RIGHT TO EXIST IN OUR OWN SKIN ON OUR OWN TERMS: REN HANG UK PREMIERE & ROBIN HAMMOND’S WHERE LOVE IS ILLEGAL.

Ren Hang’s photos play upon our sense of touch and the way that our bodies interact, both with our surroundings and each other. He often photographed his friends in Beijing, posed nude in domestic, urban and natural surroundings. His images are charged with a playful freedom to experiment. The fearlessness with which people present their naked selves in his images attracted the attention of Chinese authorities, who deemed the work to be pornographic.

In 72 countries around the world, there are laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people. In many more countries, violence and prejudice against people who identify as LGBTQI+ is an all too present feature of society. Where Love Is Illegal shares stories from people who are surviving punishment and oppression to live and to love. Where Love Is Illegal is led by photographer Robin Hammond and is a project by his non-profit organisation Witness Change.
www.openeye.org.uk
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPEThe AtkinsonSouthport15/12/201823/03/2019Mapplethorpe is known for a vast, provocative and powerful body of work which has established him as one of the most important artists of the late twentieth century. The works in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of ARTIST ROOMS which holds one of the most significant collections of Mapplethorpe’s photographs in the world.www.theatkinson.co.uk
A Contested Land by Document ScotlandMartin Parr FoundationBristol16/01/201916/03/2019www.martinparrfoundation.org/about/
Photo LondonSomerset HouseLondon16/05/201919/05/2019Experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as more than 100 galleries from 20 different countries come together for Photo London at Somerset House.
Leading institutions and emerging galleries from the UK, Japan, USA and Italy are joined by London’s major museums and galleries, auction houses and creative communities from the East End and south London to exhibit work from some of today’s most exciting photography talents.
The full list of exhibitions and the full event programme will be available in February 2019.
https://photolondon.org
OLI KELLETT: Cross Road BluesHackleburyLondon16/11/201823/02/2019HackelBury Fine Art is pleased to announce British artist Oli Kellett’s first solo exhibition, Cross Road Blues, 16 November 2018 – 23 February 2019. This exhibition presents large-scale photographs from Kellett’s on-going Cross Road Blues series taken at urban intersections across America.

The series borrows its title from the legendary blues song by Robert Johnson which some claim is a reference to the singer selling his soul to the devil at a Mississippi Delta crossroads. The mythology surrounding Johnson’s song can be interpreted as a cautionary tale of the price paid for the American Dream, and Kellett’s allusion to it leaves the viewer wondering if the figures in his photographs chose their souls or their dreams at their crossroads.
www.hackelbury.co.uk
HELEN SEAR: Prospect Refuge HazardImpressions GalleryBradford18/01/201916/03/2019Working with video, photography and sound, internationally acclaimed artist Helen Sear invites the viewer into forests and woodlands to consider the co-existence of human, animal, and natural worlds. http://www.impressions-gallery.com
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeNational Portrait GalleryLondon18/10/201827/01/2019The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.
https://www.npg.org.uk
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018Natural History MuseumLondon19/10/201830/06/2019Now in its 54th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.http://www.nhm.ac.uk
Photography: A Living Art - Then and NowNational Portrait GalleryLondon20/10/201803/11/2019The National Portrait Gallery began acquiring photographs shortly after its foundation in 1856, although the first photograph did not officially enter the Collection until 1932. Since then, the Gallery’s Photographs Collection has expanded to include approximately 250,000 examples of the medium. Dating from photography’s earliest days following its discovery in 1839, to the present day, it represents a comprehensive collection of techniques and movements in British photographic portrait history.
This display celebrates recently acquired portraits by contemporary artists whose work joins the recent revival of early photographic processes. Through their use of pinhole cameras, photograms and tintypes, unique pieces are favoured over mass production, highlighting the moment of creation. Shown alongside historical examples, aesthetic, technical and conceptual connections between the art of the past and the present are revealed. Distilling portraiture and photography to their basic qualities of shape and the processing of light, these works both challenge and create a dialogue with conventional approaches to portraiture.
https://www.npg.org.uk
DORA MAARTate ModernLondon20/11/201915/03/2020The largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK.
During the 1930s, Dora Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. Her eye for the unusual also translated to her commercial photography, including fashion and advertising, as well as to her social documentary projects. In Europe’s increasingly fraught political climate, Maar signed her name to numerous left-wing manifestos – a radical gesture for a woman at that time.
Her relationship with Pablo Picasso had a profound effect on both their careers. She documented the creation of his most political work, Guernica 1937. He immortalised her as Weeping Woman 1937. Together they made a series of portraits combining experimental photographic and printmaking techniques.
This exhibition will explore the breadth of Maar's long career in the context of work by her contemporaries.
www.tate.org.uk
Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs
IWM London21/09/201831/03/2019Over 130 black and white photographs, documents and objects from the museum’s extensive collection chart the initial optimism after the war as well as the realities of displacement, demobilisation, social change and the fall of empires.
From images of refugees returning to ruined homes, through the reconstruction of Ypres, to battlefields depicting the villages that ‘died for France’ and were never rebuilt, these rarely seen photographs from this little-explored time period reveal the extent of the destruction and change in war-torn Europe and beyond.
https://www.iwm.org.uk
SUSAN DERGES: Soul of the UndergroundPurdy Hicks GalleryLondon22/11/201826/01/2019Much of the work of Susan Derges revolves around the creation of visual metaphors exploring the relationship between the observer and the observed; the self and nature or the imagined and the 'real'. Susan Derges is a pioneering force in camera-less photography.

In her most recent works, Susan Derges has experimented with new printing methods to create sets of photogravures, in which she presents variations based on her unique works. This series reveals a strong attachment to the printing craft, its infinite possibilities, and the time and precision it requires.
www.purdyhicks.com
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the YearNational Maritime MuseumLondon24/10/201805/10/2018The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 exhibition celebrates 10 years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. The 31 spellbinding winning images of the cosmos are on display alongside a selection of 69 of the best photographs from previous years, in categories such as ‘People in Space', ‘Aurorae’ and ‘Skyscapes’.https://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum
MARTIN JENKINSON: Who We AreWeston Park MuseumSheffield24/11/201814/04/2019For over four decades Sheffield-based photojournalist Martin Jenkinson chronicled the drama and detail of our everyday lives. Each of the images he created was a candid insight into the communities we’re part of and the experiences we share.

Who We Are is the first major retrospective of Martin Jenkinson’s work. Offering a sometimes moving, sometimes humorous window onto the city’s character, his insightful photographs of Sheffield and its people will go on display alongside some of his most famous protest images, travel photography and more.
www.museums-sheffield.org.uk
ROBERT BLOMFIELD: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen ArchiveCity Art CentreEdinburgh24/11/201817/03/2019Robert Blomfield practised street photography across the UK from the 1950s to the 1970s, beginning in Edinburgh, where he studied medicine. A subsequent medical career meant that Blomfield’s vast collection of images remained largely unseen.

This exhibition documents the dramatic shifts taking place in Scotland’s urban landscape during the 1960s.It includes candid shots of children playing amongst crumbling tenements, student life, and evolving architecture, and offers a rare opportunity to reappraise our understanding of Scottish culture at that time.
https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on
PAUL TREVOR: In Your FaceMartin Parr FoundationBristol26/09/201822/12/2019Shot between 1977 and 1992, In Your Face contrasts close up street photos in the City of London with nearby Brick Lane. Paul Trevor’s motivation was partly political as this was the era of Margaret Thatcher; she polarised debate on market forces versus community values.

The photographic language that Paul Trevor evolved was radical, especially as it could be argued that new concepts in street photography are elusive. By coming in very tight on his subject matter and using a standard lens, Paul Trevor created a dynamism which is both arresting and revealing. This language has not been replicated and stands out as a remarkable body of work within British documentary photography.
www.martinparrfoundation.org/about/
ROMAN VISHNIAC: RediscoveredThe Photographers GalleryLondon26/10/201824/02/2019Presented simultaneously at The Photographers’ Gallery and Jewish Museum London, Roman Vishniac Rediscovered is the first UK retrospective of Russian born American photographer, Roman Vishniac (1897–1990).

An extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer, Vishniac is best known for having created one of the most widely recognised and reproduced photographic records of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. Featuring many of his most iconic works, this comprehensive exhibition further introduces recently discovered and lesser-known chapters of his photographic career from the early 1920s to the late 1970s. The cross-venue exhibition presents radically diverse bodies of work and positions Vishniac as one of the most important social documentary photographers of the 20th century whose work also sits within a broader tradition of 1930s modernist photography.
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
All I Know Is What’s On The InternetThe Photographers GalleryLondon26/10/201824/02/2019This exhibition presents the work of 11 contemporary artists and groups seeking to map, visualise and question the cultural dynamics of 21st Century image culture. Importantly, it investigates the systems through which today’s photographic images multiply online and asks what new forms of value, knowledge, meaning and labour arise from this endless (re)circulation of content.
www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
CINDY SHERMANNational Portrait GalleryLondon27/06/201915/09/2019A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman will go on display in Summer 2019. Including the ground-breaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, this major new exhibition will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day, and will feature around 150 works from international public and private collections, as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery.
Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the exhibition will explore the tension between façade and identity.
https://www.npg.org.uk
Exposed: The Naked PortraitLaing Art GalleryNewcastle27/10/201803/05/2019This exhibition of unclothed portraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection invites questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits of exposed sitters from Nell Gwyn to Naomi Campbell, Gilbert & George to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Featured artists include Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Sam Taylor-Johnson, David Hockney, Annie Leibovitz, Linda McCartney, Tracy Emin, David Bailey, Mario Testino and Dorothy Wilding.

The exhibition is divided into two parts; Bodies of Desire focuses on the vital role of gender and sexuality in portraiture and how it exhibits elements associated with the nude such as an interest in the eroticised or idealised body. In close juxtaposition, Reclaiming the Body addresses postmodern and feminist theory and ways in which it has brought about a reappraisal of the naked body in art.
www.laingartgallery.org.uk
Travel Photographer of the YearLondon Bridge City - OutdoorsLondon28/03/201930/04/2019Following our hugely successful exhibition showcasing our 2017 winners in April 2018, the winning images from the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year awards will be on display again at London Bridge City in 2019, against the stunning backdrop of City Hall, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.https://www.tpoty.com/exhibitions/
SIMON FREDERICK: Black is the new BlackNational Portrait GalleryLondon29/09/201827/01/2019Black is the New Black brings together exceptional figures from the world of politics, business, culture, religion and science to celebrate black British achievement today. Artist and director Simon Frederick photographed sitters ranging from Naomi Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald and Thandie Newton to musician Jazzie B of Soul II Soul and footballer Les Ferdinand, to recognise the profound impact of black individuals on British culture. The portraits were made as part of Frederick’s acclaimed BBC Two documentary series of 2016 on black culture in modern Britain. This display celebrates their acquisition as the largest group of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.https://www.npg.org.uk
Evolving Landscape - Light & Land group exhibitionJoe Cornish GalleryNorthallerton30/03/201927/04/2019We are delighted to exhibit Evolving Landscapes in association with Light and Land. This touring exhibition looks at how landscape photography has evolved and developed over the last 25 years by focusing on the work of 20 photographers associated with Europe’s leading photography tour company. The exhibition will feature the wok of 20 photographers, including Light & Land founders Charlie Waite and Sue Bishop, as well as Joe Cornish, Paul Sanders, Valda Bailey and many more. http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk
Picturing FriendshipNational Portrait GalleryLondon30/06/201813/05/2019Continuing a series of thematic explorations of the Collection, this display draws together historic and contemporary portraits that record and affirm the bonds of friendship. Featuring a diverse range of works, including photographs of Morecambe and Wise and Elizabeth Taylor with David Bowie, the portraits share a sense of the pleasure, comfort or stimulation experienced in the company of friends. Alongside recently acquired photographs, including George Harrison with Ravi Shankar, is the earliest known oil self-portrait produced in England, Gerlach Flicke’s double portrait with the pirate Henry Strangwish, which was painted in 1554 when the pair were imprisoned in the Tower of London.https://www.npg.org.uk
Ansel Adams: Landscapes of the American MidwestAtlasLondon30/11/201802/02/2019http://www.atlasgallery.com
ANDREAS SERRANO: TortureStills, Centre for PhotographyEdinburgh30/11/201803/03/2019Since the 1980s Andres Serrano’s work has sparked debate and raised questions about censorship, taste, public decency and acceptable modes of expression.

Stills’ exhibition will feature a selection of recent photographs from Serrano’s ‘Torture’ series commissioned by socio-political arts organization a/political in 2015. Many of the works in the series were staged at The Foundry, an experimental space in the French industrial town of Maubourguet. Here, Serrano assumed the role of the torturer and under the guidance of military personnel photographed more than 40 subjects in degrading positions using devices that were produced on-site by the local residents. The subjects suffered humiliation and actual physical distress as they were shackled, submerged and forced into stress positions for extended periods of time.
http://www.stills.org
PETER DENCH: Trans Siberian World CupAfter Nyne GalleryLondon31/01/201905/02/2019The 2018 FIFA World Cup: 32 nations; 62 football matches; millions of fans. Russia: 11 time zones across two continents; home of the Trans-Siberian Railway – 5,772 miles across seven time zones in seven days. The world’s greatest football tournament and the world’s longest and most iconic single train journey in one of the world’s most powerful countries.
For Peter, this journey was an opportunity for the most epic of away days, documenting the global passion for football while riding the Trans-Siberian, a lifeline that connects a nation and nationalities. This exhibition shows a multitude of perspectives and it is an intriguing experience of seeing the people’s passion for football at the Russian World Cup.
www.afternynegallery.com/