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Where to find some of the best Photography Exhibitions going on in London this spring.
From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.
Tate Modern: Exhibition 26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015 The Eyal Ofer Galleries Adult £14.50 (without donation £13.10) Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian) www.tate.org.uk
This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment.
Tate Britain: Exhibition 25 February – 7 June 2015 Adult £12.00 (without donation £10.90) Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)
“Poor man’s picture gallery”: Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography is the first display in a major British art gallery devoted to early three-dimensional photography. These ingenious but inexpensive stereograph pictures were a nineteenth century craze, circulating world-wide in tens of thousands and more.
Tate Britain: Display 7 October 2014 – 1 November 2015
This display celebrates a major gift of photographs from Lord Snowdon to the Gallery in 2013, and coincides with a new monograph published by Rizzoli. Antony Armstrong Jones was an apprentice to society photographer Baron before opening his first studio, in 1952. He first established his reputation with theatre photography, encouraged by his uncle, the stage designer and artist Oliver Messel. Subsequently the official Royal photographer, after his marriage to HRH Princess Margaret in 1960 he was created Earl of Snowdon.
Where: National Portrait Gallery Address: St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE 26 September 2014 – 21 June 2015 Rooms 37 and 37a
This display showcases a variety of photographic responses to black British experience from the 1950s to the 1990s. All of the photographs are from the V&A Collection and were acquired as part of the project Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, a collaboration with Black Cultural Archives funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Where: V&A Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 Mon 16 February 2015 – Sun 24 May 2015
Where: Gallery 38a Free
Human Rights Human Wrongs features more than 200 original press prints, drawn from the prestigious Black Star collection of twentieth century photoreportage. The exhibition explores what role such images play in helping us understand the case for human rights, and further addresses the legacy of how photographs have historically functioned in raising awareness of international conflict.
Where: The Photographers’ Gallery Address: 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW Until: April 6