Barbara Cole, Kew at Night, from Falling Through Time / Bau-Xi Gallery
Photo London, already for its fourth edition, has become one of the premiere photography fairs in the international art scene.
Yesterday we provided an overview, Photo London 2018; today we survey some more of the photography presented and take a closer look at some of the program highlights which include special exhibitions, book signings and talks, as well as the general public program of participating galleries presenting the works of international photographers.
Cig Harvey, Plane, Self Portrait, Los Angeles, California, 2004 / Huxley-Parlour
Arash Fewzee / Rubber Factory
David Montgomery, Queen Elizabeth with Corgis, 1967 / Peter Fetterman Gallery
Guy Bourdin / Louise Alexander Gallery
Nan Goldin, Narcissus by the Lake, 2011-2014 / SPROVIERI
Ohad Matalon, Untitled, 2013 / Ncontemporary
Susan Lipper, Untitled from Domesticated Land, 2016
EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society Presents Susan Lipper
Photo London and The Royal Photographic Society are delighted to present Susan Lipper, one of the most critically acclaimed photographers of our time. Her work is widely held in prestigious museums and galleries worldwide.
Awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015, Lipper will be presenting different themes from the breadth of her portfolio, including work from her new monograph, Domesticated Land, which will be released by MACK at Photo London. Domesticated Land takes its title from the forgotten historic female pioneers traversing the plains across America and their desire to domesticate the land rather than conquer it. With Grapevine (1994) and Trip (2000), the eagerly anticipated third monograph completes Lipper’s Journeys Trilogy.
Simon Roberts, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Shoreham Air Show, West Sussex from Merrie Albion (2007-2017)
THEATRE OF THE REAL: SIMON ROBERTS
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences. Join Simon Roberts to explore identity and community, and the complex relationship between history, place and culture, often photographing places of leisure. Whilst creating a view of contemporary society, Roberts critically conflates the traditional genre of landscape with social documentary, layering notions of national identity and character within moments of time and to particular places.
Michael Wolf, Architecture of Density #99, 2007
COMPRESSED LIFE: MICHAEL WOLF
Join Michael Wolf in conversation with Francis Hodgson, when the distinguished photographer will discuss his practice which makes maximum use of twenty-first-century photographic technology and tools in interesting ways. Wolf’s work focuses on the architecture and vernacular culture of city living, often in megacities such as Hong Kong and Tokyo. He is happy to use modern imaging systems, such as Google Street view, or to incorporate vernacular art. He is a photographer of the new expanded photography, as much a curator, editor and collector as a user of traditional cameras. Some of his work deals with densely packed housing, where architecture becomes abstracted into planes of lines and colors, and the human dimension is almost lost. At other times, as in his famous series Tokyo Compression, which treats of the experience of commuters taking the Tokyo trains, he looks at the physical consequences of overpopulation on a human scale.
Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Autumnal Alps, 2014. © Darren Almond / White Cube
TALK: DARREN ALMOND
Join artist Darren Almond as he speaks to curator and writer William A. Ewing about his diverse practice which incorporates film, installation, sculpture, painting and photography, to produce evocative meditations on time and duration as well as the themes of personal and historical memory. Reflecting upon the exhibition, White Cube presents Darren Almond, this talk will delve into Almond’s artistic intentions.
Daido Moriyama, Night Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2018 / Hamiltons
PAVILION COMMISSION: DAIDO MORIYAMA
Hamiltons presents Daido Moriyama, one of the few living modern masters of photography from Japan. Part of Japan’s Provoke Movement in the 1960s, Moriyama has sought to capture Japan’s societal upheavals and cultural shifts from the latter part of the 20th century through to today. Throughout his career, Moriyama has repeatedly returned to the streets of the city’s enigmatic Shinjuku district as a subject for his work.
Job centre queue, Chicago, 1966 © Mario Carnicelli
BOOK SIGNING: Mario Carnicelli – American Voyage
The first book of Mario Carnicelli’s work from his three trips to the US in the mid to late 1960s. Exhibition is currently showing at David Hill Gallery, the book titled American Voyage will be co-published by the gallery and Reel Art Press in mid-May.
May 17 – 20, 2018 / Somerset House
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