Even tough it seems just yesterday that the first edition of the revealing event which animated London’s photo fanatics – Photo London – was coming to an end, it’s been a year already.
And here it comes again, the biggest photographic event in the country, thought as a way of befitting London’s status as a global cultural capital and which – despite this being its second edition only – has already established itself as a world class photography event.
With a dynamic lineup of exhibitions, installations, events, talks, auctions, sales and parties, Photo London brings together the world’s leading photographers, curators, dealers, along with the public and passionates in order to celebrate one of the most powerful mediums of our time.
The fair’s schedule is tight to say the least, and having to squeeze all these inspiring option in between the business of our routine – the event begins mid-week this week and goes on until the end of it – we picked for you few among the exhibitions, which are definitely not to miss.
This should leave you with a good idea of what to go for, but also enough time to pick which parties and events to attend.Β Happy Photo London!
Sergey Chilikov: Photoprovocations
A specially-commissioned exhibition, curated by the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow, this series of images portrays Chilikov’s subversive response to the strict Brezhnew era in the USSR. One of the most outstanding practitioners of the so-called new photography emerging in the Russia of the ’70, Chilikov’s work still is a powerful representation of the desire of escaping from the oppressions of society and the precious gift of freedom.
Kraszna Krausz Book Awards
Since 1985 one of the leading prized in the UK for photography and moving images, the winning books of the Kraszna Krausz Award will be exhibited at this year’s edition of Photo London. Among them, Amore e Piombo: a collection of images portraying the extremes of Italy in the 70s.
LensCulture Exposure Awards
One of the most popular destinations to discover inspiring contemporary photography online, LensCulture exposes chez Photo London 2016 the work produced by the six winners and twenty five finalists of its award. Dedicated to young photographers with the aim of helping them gain the necessary exposure and recognition to step forward in their careers.
Walter & Zoniel: The Untouched
This exhibition/live event might really be the cherry on top of this year’s edition of Photo London. Artist duo Walter & Zoniel are set to me making history by creating the largest tintype in the world made as a live event. Pushing the boundaries of an age-old photographic technique, they will capture the portrait of a British icon upon a giant sheet of metal, requiring the subject to sit for as long as thirty full seconds without moving.
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All Images Via Photo London.