Photo London 2018: Editors’ Preview

Photo London

DON’T MISS OUT: A fresh and selective early preview of the wide-ranging array of photography that will be on display at Photo London, running from May 17-20, 2018 at Somerset House.

“You need to have an inquiring mind. You have to ask questions (…), not accept what is given, but say: ‘Why is it so?’ And it is in that kind of asking that you begin to get behind some of the issues that allow the world to appear the way it does.”

—Edward Burtynsky, Photo London’s Master of Photography 2018

Now in its 4th year, the international fair Photo London continues to build on its success and grow into a permanent fixture in the annual calendar. Perfectly situated in Somerset House on the River Thames, Photo London 2018 will offer the public a vibrant celebration of photography in all its forms. A record-breaking 111 of the world’s finest galleries will be on hand to display and sell beautiful photographs from all periods and genres to collectors.

Below, we have put together a highly selective preview of some of the work (and events) that excite us most, including 55 photographs that will be on view during the fair.

Highlights of the program include the Discovery section, a platform for young galleries and emerging artists showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of the photographic medium and introduces talents from lesser-known artistic hotbeds. Additionally, this year’s program of talks is jam-packed with inspiration, including a conversation between Joel Meyerowitz and Robert Shore regarding the use of colour processes, as well as a discussion between Michael Wolf and Francis Hodgson about making maximum use of 21st-century photo technologies and tools. Finally, as this year’s Master of Photography, Edward Burtynsky will be in conversation with William A. Ewing, where they will discuss his accompanying exhibition of rare and never-before-seen work. A number of artist talks with younger talents are also taking place, including Beyond Photography with Lorenzo Vitturi, Alix Marie and Milo Keller, moderated by Lucy Soutter.

Besides the talks, there will be a number of exciting awards announcements taking place, including the Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award, the Photo London Master of Photography Award, the Mack First Book Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards, and the La Fabrica Book Dummy Award.

And last, but not least: LensCulture will be taking part in these exciting festivities again this year! We’re having our first-ever all-digital exhibition in partnership with Samsung. In this state-of-the-art show, you will discover some of the most interesting and important contemporary photography of 2018. Hailing from 28 countries, the photographers on view in our exhibition are the winners and jurors’ picks from our Exposure Awards 2018 and our Portrait Awards 2018. Once again, we are absolutely thrilled to be sharing LensCulture’s latest international photographic discoveries alongside the rest of the fair’s top-notch programming. The exhibition runs throughout the duration of the fair, from May 17-20. You can find us at Stand S2. We hope to meet many of you at Somerset House!


Editors’ Note: Photo London will run from May 17-20, 2018. It will be held at the Somerset House, in the heart of London. We look forward to seeing some of you there!

Enjoy more great photography:

Vapwakuapi Thom, 2014 © Kyle Weeks. Courtesy Officine dell’Immagine
Untitled © Steve Macleod. Courtesy of Black Box Projects
Folded Paper Negative #11, 2018 © Caleb Charland, Courtesy East Wing
Untitled © Esther Teichmann, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery
From the series « Money Must Be Made, » 2017 © Lorenzo Vitturi. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery
Flux Harpsichord Concert, 2017 © Elina Brotherus. Courtesy of the artist and Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte, Madrid
1999 mustang_PLAYBOY-NUDE-STARS+Uranium zycam, 2018 © Petra Cortright. Courtesy Danziger Gallery
From the series « Composizioni » © Andrea Tonellotto. Courtesy of Heillandi Gallery
Untitled X-Ray Cyanotype, c.1899 © Elizabeth Fleischner. Courtesy Danziger Gallery
Orange Battery, 2012 © Caleb Charland/ Courtesy East Wing
Saw Mills #1, Lagos, Nigeria, 2016 © Edward Burtynsky. Courtesy Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Flowers Gallery, London
Boy in Water © Arthur Tress, Courtesy of Paci Contemporary
Untitled © Antony Cairns. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist
Jean Michel Basquiat for L’Uomo Vogue, 1984 © Richard Corman. Courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery
Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (all that are left) © Cornelia Parker, 2018. Courtesy of Cornelia Parker and Alan Cristea Gallery, London. Photo London 2018, Sun Pictures Then and Now – Talbot and his Legacy Today. Photo London Talks – Thursday 17 May 2018, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
From the series ICONS, 2012 © Cortis & Sonderegger. Courtesy the artists. Photo London Talks 2018, Double Take – Cortis & Sonderegger, Sunday 20 May 2018, 12pm-1pm
Star Shoes, 2017 © Alex Prager. Courtesy of the artist. Photo London Talks 2018, Staged Reality – Alex Prager, Friday 18 May 2018, 11am-12pm
Nathen, a Farm Boy. Iowa State Fair. 2017 © Bruce Gilden. Courtesy the artist and Leica Camera
New Japan’s Scenic Trio 2: Ueno Terminal Station, 1982 © Daido Moriyama. Courtesy of the artist
Fullmoon @ Autumnal Alps, 2014 © Darren Almond. Courtesy White Cube
Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015 © An-My Lê. Courtesy of STXfilms. Photo London Talks 2018, An-My Lê, Saturday 19 May 2018, 5pm-6pm
Untitled 29, from the series « Just Like You, But Different, » 2017 © Fiona Struengmann. Courtesy of the artist and A.I. Gallery
Untitled X-Ray Cyanotype, c. 1899 © Elizabeth Fleischner. Courtesy Danziger Gallery
Sunset Boulevard, Picacho Butte, Arizona, #013, 2014 © Francesco Jodice. Courtesy Gazelli Art House
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Shoreham Air Show, West Sussex from Merrie Albion (2007-2017) © Simon Roberts. Courtesy the artist. Photo London Talks 2018, Theatre of the Real – Simon Roberts, Thursday 17 May 2018, 2pm-3pm
Talbotized 012, 2013 © Hiroshi Sugimoto 2013. Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo. Photo London 2018, Sun Pictures Then and Now – Talbot and his Legacy Today. Photo London Talks – Thursday 17 May 2018, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Salt Pan #13, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India, 2 © Edward Burtynsky. Courtesy Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Flowers Gallery, London
Nieuwe Meer – Surfplank, 2017 © Ellen Kooi. Courtesy of Camera Oscura Galeria de Arte
It’s Complicated, 2017 © Julie Cockburn. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York
Untitled #95, 2018 © Karine Laval, Courtesy of Crane Kalman Brighton
Untitled, 2016 © Ken Lavey. Courtesy of MARYMARY Projects
Untitled_20170524, 2017 © Huang Xiaoliang. Courtesy See Gallery
RITZ, 2017 © Theo Simpson / Webber Gallery
Untitled, 2017 © Lorena Lohr. Courtesy of the Artist
From the series « Red Heads, » 1991 © Joel Meyerowitz. Courtesy the artist. Photo London Talks, 2018, Why Color – Joel Mayerowitz, Saturday 19 May 2018, 2.15pm-3.15pm
The Vertigo Project, 1958 – 2018 © Jean Curran. Courtesy Danziger Gallery
Nuovo – Figura I © Marco Maria Zanin. Courtesy Galleria Spazio
Maria and Katerina (1), 2017 © Alma Haser. Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery and the Artist
Architecture of Density #99, 2007 © Michael Wolf. Courtesy of the artist. Photo London Talks 2018, Compressed Life – Michael Wolf, Saturday 19 May 2018, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Threshold (4), 2017 © Nikolai Ishchuk. Courtesy the artist and Joanna Bryant and Julian Page
BK0185, 2017 © Miho Kajioka. Courtesy by IBASHO
Poppit Sands #478, 2011-2014 © Michael Jackson. Courtesy of MMX Gallery
A transgender person travels back home by boat after a money-collecting effort in the Sundarbans. From the series, « Shunyo Raja, » 2017 © Courtesy East Wing
Forest 7, 2017 © Sandra Kantanen. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery
Untitled from « Domesticated Land » (2102-2016) © Susan Lipper. Courtesy the artist. Photo London Talks 2018, The RPS presents Susan Lipper, Friday 18 May 2018, 5.30pm-6.45pm
Study of boy and plant, 1999 © Roger Ballen. Courtesy of the artist and Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte, Madrid
Chauvet, Pont-d’Arc Cave, 2016 © Raphaël Dallaporta. Courtesy the artist and Éditions Xavier Barral. Photo London Talks 2018, Allegory – Raphaël Dallaporta, Saturday 19 May 2018, 10am-10.45am
I Miss You Already, New York, 2010 © Shen Wei/ON Gallery
SL.2017.1019 Chicago, 2017 © Clarissa Bonet. Courtesy of the Artist and Catherine Edelman Gallery
Our Life in the Shadows: Contained (Self-Portrait), 2016 © Tania Franco-Klein. Courtesy of ALMANAQUE
Parking, 1950s © Saul Leiter. Courtesy of the Saul Leiter Estate
Aquarium, Atlanta, 2013 © Thomas Struth. Courtesy the artist. Photo London Talks 2018, Vanishing Point – Thomas Struth, Friday 18 May 2018, 4pm-5pm
A Man (Corpus The Humans) Adversarially Evolved Hallucination, 2017 © Trevor Paglen. Courtesy of the artist. Photo London Talks 2018, Invisible Images – Trevor Paglen, Thursday 17 May 2018, 11am-12pm
Untitled 49, 2015 © Evgenia Arbugaeva. Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery
JØB5, 2016 © Trine Søndergaard. Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery
Thalictrum minus (lesser meadow-rue), probably early 1839 © William Henry Fox Talbot. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr. Photo London 2018, Sun Pictures Then and Now – Talbot and his Legacy Today. Photo London Talks – Thursday 17 May 2018, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Untitled © Yusuke Yamatani. Courtesy of Tsuruno Gallery

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